Lourenço Eiró was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1970. Having attended Jesuit High School in Lisbon he studied hotel management in Porto, joining the Society of Jesus at 23. After philosophy studies in Braga (Portugal), he spent Regency in a Jesuit school in Santo Tirso before going to Madrid, Spain, where he did studied Theology in Comillas University before going to Rome to study pedagogy in the Salesian Pontificial University. He then returned to work in Colegio das Caldinhas, Santo Tirso, as pastoral coordinator, teaching religion, organising pastoral activities such as reflection days, weekends and other pastoral events for students. He was also the catechetical coordinator of the school and coordinator of the Jesuit Camping association (“Campinácios“) while working for a masters degree in religious in the Catholic University of Oporto.
Born in 1970 in Wodzislaw Slaski, Poland, Jaroslaw studied philosophy (1989-94) and worked at the Catholic University in Lublin from 1994 to 1997 when he joined the Society of Jesus. After novitiate in Stara Wies he spent his regency in Krakow as a teacher of philosophy. He studied theology in Frankfurt am Main and Rome and was ordained in 2005. Since 2006 he has been teaching philosophy at the Jesuit Ignatianum University in Krakow.
Born in Lille (France) in 1971, Gabriel graduated as an agricultural engineer in 1994. After two years volunteering (civil service) in a Nature Park (Vercors) he joined the Society of Jesus in 1996 and followed the regular French Jesuit path of formation: noviciate in Lyon; philosophy and theology in Paris and a two-year regency in Icam (School of Engineering) – Nantes. After his diaconal ordination (2006), he was appointed to Lille as coordinator of internal engineering courses in Icam-Lille. He was ordained priest in Lille in 2007.
Fortunatus Parwoto (Toto), was born in the small city, Yogyakarta in the central Java in 1969. Having completed his education, he taught in Jakarta’s Technical High School for three years before entering the Society of Jesus in 1997. After first vows, he went to the Philippines for a year’s juniorate and continued his philosophy studies in Indonesia in 2000. He spent his regency in Cambodia, serving the disabled community for two years with the Jesuit Refugee Service Cambodia. Returning to Indonesia in 2005, he continued his formation and preparation for priesthood and was ordained in 2008. Sent to Myanmar Mission – part of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific – he worked for three years in the Jesuit candidacy program.
Earl joined the Society of Jesus in the Philippines in May 1989. During regency he was sent to Ateneo de Manila High School for teaching and other moderating works, for two years. He was ordained priest on April 8, 2000 together with five other Jesuits. He has served as a volunteer chaplain to the National Penitentiary, as a parish priest in Marikina, as director of a retreat house in the Bukidnon, in the Philippines. After a year spent guiding individual retreats in Saint Beuno’s in Wales, he returned to the Philippines in 2007 where he served as a socius in the Novitiate community, while also being the minister and the treasurer and whenever possible, accompanying individuals who asked for retreat guides.