To grace the 150th anniversary of the return of the Jesuits to the Philippines (1859), the
General Superior, Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., came to Manila and stayed from 11 to 14 July 2009.
He presided over the concelebrated and anticipated high mass for the Feast of St. Ignatius of
Loyola (July 31) on 12 July at the Ateneo High School covered courts. In the evening he attended the special dinner for all Jesuits present at the Richie Fernando covered courts at
the Loyola House of Studies, ADMU. Fr. General also addressed the congress of the JBEC schools and the "uneducated" apostolates (Prison, Apostleship of Prayer, Seminaries, etc.). Fr. General's recurring message and call was for depth and creativity in everything that we do. We
can only say "Amen" to his message.