Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu, S.J., SJ or SI) is a Christian male religious congregation of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. Jesuits work in education (founding schools, colleges, universities and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits.

Our Spirituality

Ignatian spirituality is a spirituality for
everyday life. It insists that God is present in our world and active in our
lives. It is a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen
discernment, and an active life of service to others. Ignatian spirituality is
rooted in the conviction that God is active, personal, and—above all—present to
us. God calls. We respond.


Our Charism

Jesuit Charism distinguishes the
Jesuits from other men’s Religious Orders. This Charism manifests itself in the
way Jesuits live and what they do. It is mirrored in what Jesuits value, the
choices they make personally and in community, and in the minor and major
decisions they make regarding ministries and lifestyle . . . what Jesuits refer
to as “Our Way of Proceeding.”


 Universal Mission

To labor with, in, and for the Church,
and to think at all times “with the Church.”  We have been
chosen to live as his companions in a single body governed by means of the
account of conscience and held together by obedience: men of and for the Church
under obedience to the Supreme Pontiff and our Father General and duly
appointed superiors.