News and Events

May 20, 2021 / Latest News

IT’S ALL ABOUT A CANNON BALL…

This song is dedicated to 500th anniversary of St Ignatius’ conversion. This year, i.e., May 20, 2021 marks the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion — that fateful day when Ignatius the soldier, struck by a cannonball.
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May 20, 2021 / Latest News

To see all things new in Christ – the theme of Ignatian Year 2021

To see all things new in Christ is the theme of the Ignatian year 2021. It comes during this time when the world is ravished by the pandemic, where we are invited to reflect on the moments of crisis leading to a transformative journey. Just as Ignatius had his spirit renewed after the cannonball moment, may we also experience similar awakening towards the newness of life.
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May 18, 2021 / Latest News

JCSA expressing concern over the deteriorating health of Fr. Stan Swamy, SJ

Fr. Stan Swamy health deteriorating: No COVID vaccine given to him yet
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May 17, 2021 / Latest News

SJES demands immediate release of Stan Swamy, SJ

Fr Stan Swamy ill with suspected Covid-19, 84-year-old Jesuit gravely ill in prison with “headache, fever and cough”.
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May 1, 2021 / Latest News

IAJU News – Issue 62

The Virtual Dual Immersion Program (PIDV) began as a collaborative action of the Asociación de Universidades Confiadas a la Compañía de Jesús en Latino América (AUSJAL) and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States (AJCU) to facilitate language learning and the development of linguistic, communicative and intercultural competencies in their students.
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April 3, 2021 / Latest News

Suffering and the new Dawn

Our toiling masses weighed down, even forced to leave Their familiar fields and their homes and hearths Like the Farmers, both women and men Who occupy the tortuous roads near the site of mighty state power
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April 1, 2021 / Latest News

SJES : Bail denied to Fr. Stan Swamy SJ

The Society of Jesus is deeply pained to hear that on Monday March 22, 2021, the special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) rejected the bail application of our brother Fr. Stan Swamy SJ after keeping him in the prison for 164 days.
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March 23, 2021 / Latest News

JIVAN – March 2021

This issue of JIVAN focuses mainly on the Jesuit contribution to theology in South Asia.
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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