News
The Kohima Region of Northeast India
"What's the meaning of running after wealth? Maybe I should offer my life to God and serve Him better. This was the best thing that happened in my life." -Fr. Anand Pereira, SJ
Jesuit Jargon: A Conversation with Kohima's Fr. Anand Pereira, SJ

During his visit with the Midwest Jesuits this past fall, Jesuit Fr. Anand Pereira from Kohima in Northeast India sat with John Sealey, the provincial assistant for social and international ministries, to discuss the exciting work of the Jesuits and their collaborators in Kohima. Listen to their conversation below, and learn more about Fr. Pereira's vocation story and his tie to Pope Francis via "Jesuit jargon."

Listen to an interview
with Father Anand Pereira, SJ
John Sealey Father Anand Pereira, SJ
John Sealey Fr. Pereira, SJ

The Kohima Jesuits have been "twinned" with the Wisconsin Province Jesuits since 2002, which means they share a special relationship of mutuality and support. Their mission involves "accompanying the marginalized through the service of faith and the promotion of justice, while engaging in dialogue with other cultures and religious traditions." Projects of the Kohima Jesuits are located in primarily rural, mountainous surroundings in the Himalayan hills and valleys between Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Tibet. The Northeast is historically, politically, and ethnically distinct from mainland India, with land, cultures, and languages that are among the most diverse in the world.

The Kohima Jesuits principally focus on several ministries and works: pastoral efforts, education, health care, social research, socioeconomic transformation, diocesan support, and conflict resolution and peace initiatives.

Learn more about the Jesuits of the Kohima region, and read an account of Midwest Jesuit Eric Immel's summer in Kohima.


ABOUT FR. ANAND PEREIRA, SJ
Father Anand Pereira, SJ, is currently rector of St. Paul Institute of Education Phesama in Kohima, in addition to serving as regional coordinator for formation and assistant development director for the Kohima Jesuits. He coordinates alumni of various Jesuit institutions, as well as working as a self-health group social apostolate animator. Father Pereira has been a regional consultor since June 2015. After 12 years of Jesuit schooling, he joined the Society of Jesus and was ordained to the priesthood in 2000. He went on to earn a doctor of education at Creighton University.





Recent News

May 28, 2020 — The global pandemic has forced everyone to go digital. Spiritual direction — confidential, guided discernment of God — has not stopped. Rather, just like the persons who employ the Exercises, spiritual direction has pivoted online.

May 25, 2020 — In two of the more memorable and simple ceremonies in recent history, one Jesuit was ordained a priest and five Jesuits were ordained deacons on May 23.

May 21, 2020 — The sterling efforts of the Patna Jesuits in responding to the situation arising out of the country-wide lock-down in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis are an image of hope in the midst of several resistances to outreach to the least, the last, and the lost (Matthew 25).

The Spring 2020 issue of Jesuits Magazine is now online. The cover story details the Invisible Infrastructure that is the underpinning of the Midwest Province's purpose and function. Plus, news from the frontiers, Jesuits on the Move, and more!

May 19, 2020 — A group of Ignatian colleagues in northeast Ohio are dedicated to sharing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. They developed a unique Ignatian Spirituality Collaborative to strengthen their practice and impact in the region.

May 18, 2020 — May marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’. Through this landmark encyclical, Pope Francis called the Church and all people to transform our relationship with creation.

May 18, 2020 — Fr. Garanzini succeeds Fr. Michael J. Sheeran, SJ, beginning July 1.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Jesuits Spring 2020

Jesuits Fall Winter 2019

Jesuits Summer 2019



Creighton University Retreat Center
Located 45 miles east of Omaha, Neb., in rural Iowa, the Creighton University Retreat Center is situated on 154 wooded acres on the Nishnabotna River.