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Way Forward
September 3, 2019 / Latest News

Peace and Reconciliation: A Way Forward

A few Jesuit institutions and associate organisations of South Asia came together at Indian Social Institute, Delhi for a two-day deliberation on promoting and supporting peace initiatives in South Asia.
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50 years of Social Centre
September 2, 2019 / Latest News

Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Social Centre

Pune, 28 August 2019: While the Social Centre marked its Golden Jubilee, people of 197 Villages of Karanji had a reason to celebrate the integrated...
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August 29, 2019 / Latest News

A provision and an education bless to those in need – St. Xavier’s, Nevta

St. Xavier’s Vocational Institute (XVI), Nevta St. Xavier’s Vocational Institute, Nevta was started in 2017 and was commenced by Vincent, SJ the present Director and...
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August 29, 2019 / Latest News

A decade old institute at the Heart of Jaipur – enlightening the marginalised

St. Xavier’s Vocational Institute (XVI), Jaipur St. Xavier’s Vocational Institute, Jaipur was founded by George Peter, SJ and was started in the year 2006 in...
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August 28, 2019 / Latest News

Assistancy’s Graded Ignatian Spirituality Syllabus

Graded-Ignatian-Spirituality-Syllabus (15.08.2019) [Download]
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August 28, 2019 / Latest News

A call for Revitalizing Education in the Province

The Education Commission of Madhya Pradesh Jesuit Province, under the leadership of Provincial Fr. Ranjit Tigga SJ, and Fr. Satya Prakash Tigga SJ, the newly...
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August 17, 2019 / Latest News

REGAE II- to Apostolic Planning

A select group of 47 Jesuits from all the four zones gathered at ISI Bengaluru from 14-17 August 2019 to consider the consolidated report of REGAE II to confirm and affirm all that the Jesuits in 60 Zonal programmes had said about areas of renewal and restructuring of the Conference.
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August 5, 2019 / Latest News

V- Care – An Education hand to the remote areas of Jhangirpuri, Delhi

5th August 2019, New Delhi: The field visit to V-care was made to document the functioning of the Centre, to communicate with the authorities, teachers & students. The institute is currently working on two major areas of Jesuit Conference of India namely Jesuitec and SANKALP. Apart from this, the institute also assists and supports Self Help Groups in the remote areas of Jahangirpuri, Bhalswa and Burari areas of North Delhi.
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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.

SHOWING THE WAY TO GOD

WALKING WITH THE EXCLUDED

JOURNEYING WITH YOUTH

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Our Regional Collaborators [Provinces]

Andhra

Bombay

Calcutta

Chennai

Darjeeling

Delhi

Dumka-Raiganj

Goa

Gujarat

Hazaribagh

Jamshedpur

Karnataka

Kerala

Kohima

Madhya Pradesh

Madurai

Nepal

Patna

Pune

Ranchi

Sri Lanka