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July 11, 2020 / Latest News

JIVAN – July 2020

The practice of ‘discernment in common’ or ‘community discernment’ would be taken much more seriously than it is nowadays, if the results of such discernments were always evaluated, at regular intervals, on the basis of a criterion given by St. Ignatius himself
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June 12, 2020

Post Pandemic Strategies for School Education

Guiding Directives 2020 IMPACT OF THE LOCKDOWN ON THE EDUCTATION SECTOR The global pandemic has taken a massive hit on all the sectors of the...
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June 12, 2020

Beyond the pandemic: believe everything or deny everything?

Mauricio López Oropeza It falls on all of us to ask how the extreme situation that we are living through can change us, individually and...
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May 20, 2020

RIP, Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. 30ᵗʰ Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Father Adolfo Nicolás was born on April 29, 1936 in Palencia, Spain. His parents were Adolfo Nicolás Rico and ModestaPachónThe political turpitudes of that time...
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May 11, 2020 / Latest News

Goodness Walked before us as a half-naked Fakir

“Kill us; we will become ghosts and write of your killings, with all the evidence.  You write jokes in court; We will write ‘justice’ on...
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May 11, 2020 / Latest News

Coping Apostolically With COVID-19

Pondering over the uncertain interval between two regimes of ancient Rome, Antonio Gramsci wrote from a Fascist prison in 1929, “The old world is dying...
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May 8, 2020 / Latest News


The mobile clinics run in collaboration with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) and Sisters of Charity (SCCG) are a lifeline to the people...
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May 5, 2020 / Latest News


Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus has appointed Rev. Fr. Jerome Stanislaus D'SOUZA, SJ as the new President of the...
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Our Vision

To reconcile: with God, one another and creation;
To reorient: mission priorities and governance structures

Our Mission

To re-launch: on the pathway to God, with the marginalized and the young, in our common home – the earth.

Who We Are

Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA) represents the conference and the governing body of the conference.

It is one of six conferences of the Society of Jesus worldwide; one of the two conferences in Asia, the other being the Asia Pacific Conference (JCAP). The presence of the Jesuits in Asia began with the coming of St Francis Xavier, and two young companions, in the year 1542 to Goa.

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.