Aloysius Centurione General # 17

General from 1755 to 1757



He was born in Genoa in 1686 and entered the Society when he was 17 years old in 1703. After receiving his Liberal Arts
Degree he taught Philosophy and Theology. In 1751 he became Assistant for Italy and, then, Vicar General to Father Visconti.

After the death of Visconti, Centurione summoned a General Congregation for November 18, 1735, and twelve days later on November 30 he was elected General. He was elected on the second ballot. It was Sunday, the Feast of St. Andrew and he was 69 years old.

Father Centurione's term as General was one of the shortest on record, since it was brought to a quick conclusion by his death after only a year and ten months in office. He had not much more time than to write one letter to the Society on the spirit of our vocations and to demote the house in Tusculum (Tivoli) to a residence subject to Rome.

He died at the age of 71 on October 2, 1757, and his remains were carefully placed in the crypt of the Gesú beside those of his predecessors.