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October 7, 2019 / Latest News

JESUITS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: MARCHING AHEAD, EMPOWERING THROUGH EDUCATION

As we know, Jesuits have a rich history of establishing institutions for the educational betterment of communities; XLRI Jamshedpur, Loyola College Chennai, Xavier University Bhubaneshwar...
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October 3, 2019 / Latest News

Walking with the Poor: Jesuits and Collaborators Affirming the Commitment

A Convention to walk with the poor, the outcastes of the world, those whose dignity has been violated in a mission of reconciliation and justice...
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September 4, 2019 / Latest News

St. Britto High School embraces solar power

In a bid to curb pollution and meet the daily energy needs St. Britto High School, Mapusa, Goa has installed one of the biggest and first of its kind grid connected rooftop solar power plant in Bardez Goa.
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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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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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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.

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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