CEO Julie Edwards with Jesuit leaders outside our Richmond office

In January, Jesuit Social Services was honoured to host special visitors from the global Jesuit community.

Fr Arturo Sosa SJ is the Father-General of the Society of Jesus, the global leader of the Jesuit Order. When he visited Australia for the first time, we were delighted that he made time to visit our Richmond office. This is the first time a Father-General has visited Jesuit Social Services.

Staff from across our services and advocacy teams – justice; mental health and wellbeing; education, training and employment; gender justice; and ecological justice programs spoke with Fr Sosa about our work. He was very interested in the work of our Centre for Just Places, which supports communities across Australia to address and respond to the impacts of climate change.

Fr Sosa also visited our Ignatius Learning Centre and met with our teaching staff and students.