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Entered the Society of Jesus - August 12, 1944 Ordained Priest - June 19, 1954
Ordained Bishop - April 25, 1966
Appointed Archbishop -September 25, 1970
Retired - January, 1995

Archbishop Samuel Emmanuel Carter, S. J., the sixth of seven children of the late Wilfred and Marie Carter of 61 Hagley Park Road, St. Andrew was born on July 3 1, 1919, the Feast of St. Ignatius, Founder of the Jesuits.

Education and early career

After attending a private infant school and St. Aloysius Boys' School under the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, he was among the first students (as was Hon. Louise Bennett) in 1933 to attend the newly established St. Simon's College under Headmaster E. B. Hazelwood of Guyana.

After completing secondary education with success in Cambridge University Examination at Advanced level, he began a teaching career at St. Simon's as Instructor in Latin, 1939-1941. In 1941 he entered the Civil Service working as a Clerk in the Treasury and Finance Department until 1944.

Career as a Jesuit

In August 1944 he entered the Jesuit Novitiate at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Massachusetts and pronounced his First Vows as a Jesuit in 1946.

Continuing his studies in Humanities, he gained a Bachelor's Degree in 1947 and a Master's Degree in Philosophy at Weston College, in 1950. Then followed a year of teaching Sociology at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts. Returning to Weston College in 1951 for the study of Theology, he achieved the Degree of Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL). Following upon his ordination to the Sacred Preisthood in 1954 he completed his Jesuit formation and the study of Ascetical Theology at St.Bueno's College, Wales.

For further preparation for his work in Jamaica he attended the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and obtained the Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) in 1958.



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