The Society of Jesus – Serving the Catholic Church for the greater glory of God.

For over 450 years Jesuit priests and brothers have lived an amazing story of serving the Church in new and unexpected ways. We are still men on the move, ready to change place, occupation, method -- whatever will advance our mission in the Church. We are expected to do anything or go anywhere to help people experience Jesus Christ in their daily lives.

Today that “we” has expanded to include men and women who share this vision of service to faith and to the justice that faith demands. Together Jesuits and lay partners place ourselves in the presence of the God who created all people and ask ourselves the questions that St. Ignatius suggested to his first companions:

What have I done for Christ?

What am I doing for Christ?

What will I do for Christ?

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"Ignatius writes the Spiritual Exercises in the cave at Manresa."

Painting by Carlos Saenz de Tejada, 1897-1958.

Ministry's Frontiers

The followers of St. Ignatius Loyola are also exploring the frontiers of mission and ministry.

“Thus as this world changes, so does the context of our mission; and new frontiers beckon that we must be willing to embrace,” the Jesuits declared at their 2008 General Congregation. This spirit is finding expression, for example, in the recent phenomenon of Jesuit middle schools in hard-pressed urban neighborhoods of the United States. Other examples include interreligious dialogue in countries torn by religious violence, and the struggle for environmental justice.

 

Core Value / Belief

From the foundation of the order, Jesuits have had a distinctive way of looking at life and the world which has become part of their educational and spiritual apostolates, and inturn shared with hundreds of thousands of women and men shared with hundreds of thousands of women and men. This worldview includes the following characteristics:

  1. Openness and enthusiasm toward the whole of God's richly diverse creation and for the human person as its crowning glory;
  2. Hopefulness and pragmatism in seeking graced solutions to life's challenges through creative use of all available gifts and resources, tempered by realism and compassion about the reality of human weakness;
  3. Sustained critical attention to motivations and choices based on the conviction that individuals, through the exercise of their freedom, exert a real influence on their world and one another for good or for evil; and
  4. Commitment to a life of growing integrity and increasing service to God and others after the Gospel model of Jesus Christ.

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