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Patna Jesuits on the National Frontiers

Patna Mission, later to become the Patna Jesuit Mission, was entrusted to the Society of Jesus by Pope Benedict XV in 1919. The then General Vladimir Ledochowski commissioned the Missouri Province of the USA in 1920. In 1921, Jesuits from Missouri Province came to Patna and Bihar, to begin their mission here under the banner of ‘Patna Mission’. Historical data amplifies the fact that missionary activities were in full swing in North India in general, and Bihar in particular, as early as the 15th century. But with the anvil of the Jesuits, the preaching of the Good News became a reality. 

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The author is part of the team that is to explore the Uttar Pradesh Mission.