Judicium of Candidates for Graduation, Pioneer Students of ISJB 2019 “To Be Men and Women For and With Others”

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30 November 2019 marked a historic event in the history of Instituto São João de Brito (ISJB). It was the celebration of the Judicium of the 14 pioneer teacher-trainees who began their education at the inception of ISJB in 2016. Present in the occasion were Fr. Antonio Moreno SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP), Fr. Brian McCoy, SJ (Provincial Superior of Australia), Fr. Renzo De Luca, SJ (Provincial Superior of Japan), and Fr. Primitivo Viray, SJ (Provincial Superior of Philippine). The Jesuits in East Timor, headed by Regional Superior Fr. Joaquim Sarmento, SJ, also welcomed friends, mission partners, and guests which included Dr. Aurelio Guterres, Dr. Fernando Hanjam, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Kerry O’Brien, Ms. Margaret Lu, and Fr. Trung Nguyen SJ, Ms. Helen Forde, and Ms Siobhan Jordan of Jesuit Mission Australia. Finally, in behalf of the region and ISJB, Fr Sidelizio Pereira, SJ, Rector of ISJB, welcomed the pioneers, their parents, family, and friends who came to witness the achievements of their sons and daughters.

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