Provincial Visitation 2018

Each year, the Jesuit Provincial Superior visits each of the Jesuit communities and works of the province.  This is a custom and practice established by St Ignatius himself.

The purpose of the annual Visitation is to create and sustain a strong link between the centre (the Jesuit curia) and the various institutions of the province, including the schools.

Through the Visitation (and in other ways throughout the year), the Jesuit identity and mission of the school community is affirmed and strengthened as the school is invited to give an account of the work it has done “living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.” (St Ignatius, Constitutions n.440)

The Visitation is also an important occasion when the Provincial, on behalf of the Society of Jesus, can recognise and celebrate the good work done, and thank everyone in the school community for what they have achieved.

A focal point for the Visitation will be the celebration of the Eucharist with the whole school (or a substantial part of it) at which the Provincial presides and preaches.

Monday 5th March 2018
all day
St Aloysius College
Tuesday 6th March 2018
St Aloysius College Junior School

Wednesday 14th March 2018
all day

Wimbledon College
Thursday 15th March 2018
Donhead Preparatory School
Wednesday 21st March 2018
all day
Mount St Mary's College
Thursday 22nd March 2018
Barlborough Hall School
Wednesday 6th June 2018
all day
Stonyhurst College
Thursday 7th June 2018
St Mary's Hall
Thursday 7th June 2018
St Joseph's School

Friday 8th June 2018
all day

St Ignatius College
Friday 29th June 2018
St John's Beaumont

Guidance for Provincial Visitation
Guidance for Jesuit Schools for Provincial Visitation (revised 2015)

For the 2018 Visitations, the priorities and goals of two documents will be an important agenda for discussion:

JECSE Educate Men and Women for Others (2016)
This documents sets out the four priorities for the Jesuit schools across Europe.

Rio Statement (2017)
This document came from the first world conference of Delegates of Education for Jesuit schools and sets out fifteen goals for Jesuit schools worldwide.