Alban was born in La Rochelle, France, in 1963. Ordained priest in 1995, he discovered the Jesuits with the experience of the Spiritual Exercises and entered the Society in 1999. A former professor of philosophy in Congo and a scholar of patristics, he now teaches theology and participates in the sacerdotal formation of the People of God at the Institut d’Etudes Théologiques, the Jesuit faculty of theology in Brussels. He is also involved in some editorial work (Nouvelle revue théologique and éditions Fidélité) and in the pastoral care for young people and families, especially with the help of Ignatian spirituality.