Elemer Vizi

Elemer Vizi

Elemer was born in 1974 in Transylvania, Romania and ordained priest in 2000. He encountered the Jesuits during his studies in Alba Iulia and Freiburg, Germany. After serving the diocesan office as secretary to the Archbishop of Alba Iulia for three years he entered the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus in 2003. He was formed in the area of spirituality in Toronto/Guelph, worked in the novitiate as socius (assistant) to the novice master, and in the last years he was in charge of the Retreat House of his Province, working as the director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality in Budapest.

Miroslaw Bozek

Miroslaw Bozek

Miroslaw was born in 1971 in Poland, and has lived for most of his life in Katowice. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1994. He studied philosophy in Cracow, and did his ‘regency’ or pastoral placement in the retreat house in Czechowice-Dziedzice, followed by theology studies in in Warsaw. Later he did his STL degree (Sacred Theology Licentiate) at Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. After he was ordained in 2004, he worked as socius (assistant) of the novice master in Stara Wies (2005-2008). From 2008 until 2013 he was again in the United States, this time in Chicago, to serve the Polish community there.

Primož Jacob

Primož Jacob

Primož was born in 1971 in Slovenia, and is the eldest of three children. From an early age he learned to appreciate the natural environment, and this led him to the decision to study forestry. During his time at university, he came across the figure of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and encountered his spirituality. By the end of his studies he had already discerned that he was called to be a Jesuit. From his entry into the Society of Jesus he has been attracted to work in the social apostolate, and also received the assignment to work with youth. Recently, he finished his Master’s degree in Theology in Paris.

Stephen Patterson

Stephen Patterson

Stephen was born in Oldham, England and joined the British Province of the Society of Jesus in 1997. He studied Philosophy and Theology at Heythrop College, London, and the Universidad de Comillas, Madrid. During his training he also worked for two years at Loyola Hall Retreat House in the UK, giving the Spiritual Exercises. He was ordained priest in 2008 and between 2009 and 2011 he worked as a Parish Priest in Georgetown, Guyana. Recently he completed his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California.

Stefano Corticelli

Stefano Corticelli

Stefano was born in Turin, in north-west Italy, and joined the Society in 1996. He studied theology in Naples and in Paris, living on the outskirts of the city. Ordained priest in 2008, he helped two years in a parish. He was than sent to the Jesuit community in Bologne, to take part in the double mission of leading a youth center and a retreat house.