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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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December 21, 2019 / Latest News

Jesus had questionable citizenship- Fr. George Pattery, SJ

By Matters India Reporter “In fact (Jesus) was born in a makeshift manger while his ‘parents’ were struggling to get themselves registered according to the...
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December 16, 2019 / Latest News

Re-Imagining and Re-Empowering: Madhya Pradesh Jesuits meet at XISA, Raipur, 10th and 11th Dec

With a mission to redefine the purpose and create a new level of synergy, Jesuits and collaborators from different parts of Chhattisgarh, MP and also...
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December 6, 2019 / Latest News

JesuiTec Annual Meeting- Xavier University Bhubaneshwar, 29-30 November 2019

JesuiTec is the skill enhancement program of Jesuit Conference of South Asia with an objective to mainstream the youth into formal job sector. To meet...
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November 19, 2019 / Latest News

Province Development Director’s Annual Meet

"Towards Empowerment and Sustainability" Venue: Christ Hall, Provincial House, Kozhikode, Kerala Date: 21 - 23 November 2019
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Calendar

Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities

22-28

October

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

21-23

November

Provincial Development Director's Meet (JCSA)

Kerala, India

4-8

December

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

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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.

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.