Provincial Visitation 2019-20

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

The purpose of the Provincial's 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.

19th February 2020
all day
St Aloysius College

20th February 2020

St Aloysius College Junior School
4th March 2020
all day
Stonyhurst College
5th March 2020
St Mary's Hall
5th March 2020
St Joseph's School
tbc St Ignatius College

Schools not being visited in 2019-20 are Mount St Mary's College, Barlborough Hall School, Wimbledon College, Donhead Preparatory School.

Guidance for Provincial Visitation
Guidance for Jesuit Schools for Provincial Visitation