Paul Pace, SJ
Paul Pace has just started his first year as tertian instructor in Dublin. Paul hails from Malta, where he was born in 1953. He joined the Jesuits in 1977, and spent his formation years in Italy, Tanzania and Spain, from where he obtained a doctorate in moral theology from Comillas University in Madrid. After his return to Malta he was always involved in the University of Malta, first as Chaplain and then as lecturer in moral theology. Between 2005 and 2008 he was also director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Malta. He was Provincial of Malta twice, first between 1996 and 2002, and then between 2008 and 2014. He was also a member of the 35th General Congregation of the Jesuits held in Rome in 2008.
Jan van de Poll
Born in 1943 in The Hague, Netherlands, Jan entered the Society of Jesus in 1961. He studied philosophy and written and unwritten law in the Netherlands. He went on to study languages of Indonesia and theology in Java and worked in Indonesia before returning to Europe. He was Novice Master and, until 2006, Provincial of the Netherlands. His favourite sports have all to do with water. Jan discovered the spirituality of the Jesuits by reading Karl Rahner, from some wise spiritual Dutch and Flemish Jesuits in the Low Lands and, in Indonesia, in his work in Ambon, Yogyakarta, Brussels, Lyon, Bruges and Utrecht. His family is a great support for his vocation. He participated for the Dutch Province in the 35th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus in Rome.