St. Ignatius Loyola Day

St. Ignatius of Loyola’s feast day is celebrated on July 31st each year. St. Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian who lived in the 16th century. He is best known as the founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits.

St. Ignatius Loyola Day

St. Ignatius of Loyola’s feast day is celebrated on July 31st each year. St. Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian who lived in the 16th century. He is best known as the founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits.

Good wishes to Fr. Shaju and a load of Welcome to Fr. Tom

Fr. Shajumon Chakkalakkal, S.J., brings to an end his eventful journey as Socius, and Fr. Tom Perumalil, S.J., begins his adventurous voyage as Socius. What is left behind is just memories, sweet memories.



Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General, has nominated Fr. Shajumon Chakkalakkal (57) as the next Provincial of the Darjeeling Province.


JCSA Meeting at De Nobili College, Pune on 22-27 October 2023

JCSA meeting was held at De Nobili College, Pune from 22 to 27 October, to deliberate and discern ways and means to reimagine and restructure the Society of Jesus in South Asia for Universal Mission. It was time of grace for all the members, mission and ministries of the Society of Jesus of South Asia.

South Asia Mag+s at Ranchi: 18 - 22 October 2023

With the arrival of 695 youth, including 23 Jesuits, 2 scholastics and 4 religious’ sisters, representing 14 Jesuit provinces, 2 regions, 12 states across India and Nepal began South Asia Conference Level Magis-23 from 18th to 22nd October  2023. Over all theme for the Magis-23 was “Creating a Hope-Filled Future

Charting the Road Forward in JCSA Communications Ministry

Pope Francis has chosen “Artificial intelligence and wisdom of the heart: for a fully human communication” as the theme for World Communication Day 2024.

JHEASA North Zone Conference

JHEASA North Zone Conference was held at St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata on 06-08 October 2023 with the theme `Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Future of Higher Education and Challenges of NEP 2020 in Higher Education.’

Final Vows of Fr Vinod Sushil Soreng SJ

Fr Vinod Soreng SJ in the presence of the Provincial of South Asia, entire community of Satya Nilayam and friends and well-wishers o made his final commitment in the Society of Jesus on 15thAugust

Final Commitment of Fr Arockiaraj Patrick SJ

It was an occasion for the community to come together along with family, friends of Fr Patrick Arockiaraj SJ to celebrate as Fr Patrick SJ made his final commitment in the Society of Jesus on 2ndSeptember 2023.

Teachers Effectiveness Enhancement Program (TEEP) in Matigara (Darjeeling Province)

The Conference Secretariat for Secondary Education (CSSE) in collaboration with North Zone Coordinator and the PCE of Darjeeling Province, Fr. Lawrence Thanislaus, SJ organized the fourth TEEP at Loyola Pastoral Centre, Matigara

Teachers Effectiveness Enhancement Program (TEEP) in Hazaribag

The fifth TEEP was organized by the Conference Secretariat in collaboration with Fr. Ranjit Marandi, SJ, the PCE of Hazaribag Province at St. Xavier’s School, Hazaribag from August 24-26, 2023.

Final Profession of Fr. Francis Balaraj, S. J

Fr Francis Balaraj SJ, currently serving as Head of Social Inclusion and Democracy Unit of Indian Social Institute, Bengaluru pronounced his Final Vows in the Society of Jesus on the Feast of Queenship of Mother Mary on 22 August, 2023 in the chapel of Our Lady of the Way at Indian Social Institute.

A Sincere Thanks to Fr. Arjen and A Heartly Welcome to Fr. Somy

The Joyful Celebration at Jor Bagh, New Delhi on 26th August 2023 was the arrival of Fr. Somy Mathew, S.J. and the farewell of Fr. Arjen Tete, S.J. as the Conference Secretary for Integral Formation. The Celebration began with the Holy Eucharist celebrated by Fr. Arjen,

Ignatian Leadership Program, Pune

Ignatian Leadership Program for common houses / works was conducted from 25th May to 28th May at De Nobili College, Pune by Frs. Joe Arun SJ (Convenor), Joye James SJ and Jossie D’Mello SJ.


Vidyajyoti, Delhi, dedicated its Academic Inauguration Day to remember our beloved Martyr and Adivasis’ Social Activist Fr. Stan Swamy on his 2nd death anniversary.  Fr. Stan Swamy died on 5th July 2021, while he was still in the Prison.

Report of the Meeting Province/Regional Coordinators of School Educations

The meeting was organized basically to find ways and evolve strategies to face the challenges and make use of opportunities of NEP 2020 collectively with the coordinators of school and higher education.

Who We Are

The Society of Jesus was founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola and his companions in 1540. With a global membership of more than 16,000 members, the Society operates through six Conferences spread across over 110 countries. Jesuits live and work in about 80 Provinces and Regions across the world. The Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA), which has 22 Provinces, is one of the Conferences. It has its presence in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan. The JCSA has over 400 schools (urban and rural), about 60 higher education institutions (including the prestigious XLRIs, Loyola College and St. Xavier’s College). It has a network of over 100 social work centres. It also has research centres (Indian Social Institute—Delhi and Bengaluru), initiatives such as the inter-religious dialogue, empowering the marginalised through livelihood promotion, skilling the youth, supporting refugees and the displaced, helpline for migrants, etc.

The Jesuits in South Asia are aligned with the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) of the Society of Jesus, and as a Conference it has  the following preferences:

a) Ensuring Quality Education;b) Promoting Ecology and Justice; c) Accompanying Youth; d) Fostering Peace and Reconciliation; and e) Promoting Renewal and Spirituality of Seeing God in All Things.


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What We Do

One Mission, Many Ministries: Responding to the Call of Christ the King

Jesuits are motivated by a deep, personal love of Jesus Christ and a “desire to imitate in some manner our Creator and Lord Jesus Christ … since he is the way which leads to life” (St Ignatius of Loyola). We seek to be “contemplatives in action” combining the service of faith with the promotion of justice, following the example of our founder, St Ignatius, who strove to “find God in all things.” We consider ourselves to be sent on mission with Jesus as companions consecrated for service under the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Jesuits are best known in the fields of education (schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, theological faculties), intellectual research, and spiritual renewal. In South Asia ,Jesuits run schools, universities and parishes and engage in missionary work, social justice, inter-religious dialogue, and other ‘frontier’ ministries. Most importantly, we continue the tradition of providing retreats based on The Spiritual Exercises, the foundational work of St Ignatius. The goal of the Jesuit mission is to be ever available for the greater universal good, desiring always the “magis”, that which is truly better “For the Greater Glory of God.” It is this availability for the Church’s universal mission that marks the Society of Jesus as an apostolic religious order.

The Universal Apostolic Preferences

There are four working fields to which the Society of Jesus will pay special attention and in which it will invest a significant portion of its various resources over the next few years.





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