Companions of Jesus.

The Jesuits are members of a religious Order within the Roman Catholic Church, the Society of Jesus, founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. An ‘Order’ is a community of priests and brothers who live and work according to their own rule and with their own spirituality. The Society of Jesus currently counts about 14.000 Jesuits, spread over more than one hundred countries. They work as teacher, physician, journalist, parish priest, astronomer, spiritual director, student chaplain, …


Sent to serve.

The Mission of the  Jesuits worldwide is articulated in four Apostolic Preferences:

  • Showing the way to God
  • Walking with the excluded
  • Journeying with youth
  • Caring for our common home

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