On March 3, 2021, the Jesuits celebrated the Centenary marking the 100thyear since the first five American Jesuits arrived in Patna, India. Jesuit Frs. William Eline, Henry Milen, Patrick Troy, Thomas Kelley, and Edward Anderson arrived in Patna on March 16, 1921 and laid the foundation for the advances in Patna today.
View the video of the Centenary Celebration below, with special messages from Rev. Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, and the Very Rev. Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, provincial of the USA Midwest Province. At age 96, Fr. Ted Bowling, SJ, the oldest and last American Jesuit to serve in Patna, shares his reflections on his service in Patna.
21:42-28 Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, Father General of the Society of Jesus
28:08-28:17 Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, USA Midwest Province Provincial,
32:09-35:13 Fr. Ted Bowling, SJ, the oldest and last American Jesuit to serve in Patna; Age 96
Transcribed from CHG to PAT in 1958. Resides at De Nobili College, Ramwadi, Pune, Maharshtra, India