The Jesuits

The Society of Jesus is a congregation of priests and brothers founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. We commit ourselves to live our lives finding God in all things and helping others to do the same.

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Provinces and Regions

The Society of Jesus was born in Europe and soon expanded all over the world. True to our universal vocation of seeking God’s greater glory, we often find ourselves at the frontiers. Each culture is an opportunity to find God and everyone can collaborate by being a witness of the Good News. Jesuits are present in many of the countries of Europe and the neighbouring regions. Our communities and institutions are organized in administrative units called Provinces and Region.

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Jesuits Worldwide

Although most people encounter Jesuits locally in schoolas and other ministries, the Society of Jesus is in fact a missionary order - the largest such order in the Catholic Church. Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., Superior General of the Jesuits, has reaffirmed what he calls "the vision of our universal vocation, which is 'to go anywhere in the world where there is hope for God's greater glory' ".

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