//A Century of Patna Jesuit Mission: 1921-2021

A Century of Patna Jesuit Mission: 1921-2021

Christian mission in Bihar is 400 years old, first begun by Jesuit missionaries in 1620, a short-lived mission, later by Capuchins from 1706-1919. In 1919, Patna Diocese was created and entrusted to the management of the American Jesuits of Missouri Province. This second Jesuit Mission is completing 100 years in 2021. This article is an overview of the centenary mission of Patna Jesuits in Bihar, Delhi, and Nepal. 

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The author is the Director of Xavier Institute of Social Research in Patna.