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February 24, 2020 / Latest News

Towards an Apostolic Platform: Ecology Workshop, South Asia Region

Towards an Apostolic Platform: Ecology Workshop, South Asia Region Date 21.02.2020 to 23.02.2020 Venue: Pastoral Centre, Nainad, Gujarat A three day workshop on identifying the...
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January 27, 2020 / Latest News

Report on 9 th National Congress of JAAI

Hosted by St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) and St. Joseph’s College Higher Secondary School, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu from 17-19 January 2020 The 9 th National Congress...
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January 21, 2020 / Latest News

JAAI Convention – January 2020 St Joseph’s, Trichy.

George Pattery,sj POSA Dear Mr. Devendra Singh President JAAI, Mr, Chenthil, Secretary JAAI, Prof. John Verghese, Principal, St. Stephen’s college (key note speaker), Mr. Alan...
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January 14, 2020 / Latest News

Universal Apostolic Preferences: A Way Forward

Universal Apostolic Preferences: A Way Forward
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January 7, 2020 / Latest News

Secular Society and the Religious World: A Dilemma of our Times? George Pattery, SJ, The President Speaks

Secular Society and the Religious World: A Dilemma of our Times? Harvey Cox in Secular Society (1965) seemed to have predicted the disappearance of religion...
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January 2, 2020 / Latest News

We Share the Responsibility for the Society’s Universal Mission

JCSA PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS AT THE INAUGURATION AND BLESSING OF THE NEW PROVINCE OF CHENNAI Dear Fr. Jebamalai  new Provincial  of the newly constituted Province  of...
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Open Your Heart To God

The missionary enterprise of the Jesuits in Asia is comprehensible only against the background of three foundational principles. The first two are from the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the order: Following Jesus as a Jesuit entails missionary outreach, and being a missionary implies cultural adaptation because Jesus adapted himself to the human condition.

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.

a Brief History

of the Society

From the very beginning, the Society served the Church with outstanding men: Doctors of the Church in Europe as well as missionaries in Asia, India, Africa and the Americas. Men like Robert Bellarmine and Peter Canisius spearheaded the Counter Reformation in Europe, courageous men like Edmund Campion assisted the Catholics in England suffering under the terrible Elizabethan persecutions and missionaries like deNobili Claver, González, deBrito, Brebeuf, and Kino brought the Gospel to the ends of the earth. No other order has more martyrs for the Faith.


Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities



Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA)
Conference of Major Superiors
Ranchi, Jharkhand



Provincial Development Director's Meet (JCSA)

Kerala, India



Communication's Training (JCI-ADO)
Navjeevan Hall, 
Civil Lines, New Delhi