Province of Southern Africa (SAP)
of the Society of Jesus


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June 2024

Make a Daily Offering for the Pope's Intention: For those fleeing their own countries (Watch video(Read Reflection)
"Let us pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys fraught with danger and violence, may find welcome and new living opportunities in their host countries."

23 Sunday
  greenTwelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
Yr B [95] Job 38:1, 8-11; Ps 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Anniversary:79th anniversary of the death of F. Manuel Lourenço FernáNdez (71) d. 1945 at Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Read Obituary
Anniversary:44th anniversary of the death of P. Bernard D'Adhémar (75) d. 1980 at Harare, Zimbabwe. Read Obituary
Anniversary:30th anniversary of the death of P. Leonard Kennedy (84) d. 1994 at Harare, Zimbabwe. Read Obituary
Jubilee:Sapphire Jubilee of P. Klaus CIESZYƃSKI who celebrates 45 years of Priesthood today.

On this day in our Jesuit history...

1546At Rome the papal postmaster, enraged by the admission of his mistress into the Casa Santa Maria, a refuge founded by St. Ignatius, raised a great storm against the Society.
1608The martyrdom in London, England, of Thomas Garnet.
1623In Paraguay died Father John Vasee, a Fleming. Being a skilled violinist, and having taught the Indian children to sing, he drew crowds of savages to him by the double charm of his music and virtues.
1704Decree dated this day, of Tournon, the Papal Legate, opposes the Chinese Rites, and sets back inculturation. The Jesuits were informed of it on July 8th and were dismayed.
1773At Bologna Cardinal Malvezzi, anticipating the Suppression, tried to force the scholastics to take off the religious habit.
1932The Society of Jesus is banished and property seized in Spain.
1967Saint Louis University’s Board of Trustees gather for the first meeting of the expanded Board. SLU was the first Catholic University to establish a Board of Trustees with a majority of lay members.


Dominical Letter  g f
Golden Number  11
Epact  xix
Solar Cycle 17
Letter of the Martyrology u
Roman Year of Indiction 2
Julian Period Year 6737
Years since the confirmation of the Society 484
Years since the passing of our Holy Father Ignatius  468
Years since the erection of the Southern Africa Province 3
Sunday Readings  Cycle  B
Weekday Readings  Cycle   II
Gregorian Easter 31 March
Julian (Orthodox) Easter    5 May