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The Ignatian Spirituality Center in the Town of Javier


The Ignatian Spirituality Center of Javier is a center of service and inspiration with the purpose to help deepen the Christian life and experience. Jesuits believe this along with the Ignatian spirituality is an excellent way to live life in an integrated, harmonious and constructive manner. Jesuits are convinced that the Ignatian spirituality is a good way to live the …

Pedro Arrupe – The Biography of a Noble Jesuit


Pedro Arrupe, SJ, was the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, leading the Society in serving the Church and people in the post-Vatican II world. Arrupe was a man of great spiritual depth who was committed to justice. Early Years Arrupe was born in the Basque region of Spain in 1907. After some years of medical training, Arrupe …

The founders of Society of Jesus


The founders of Society of Jesus Ignatius of Loyola Azpeitia – Spain Born:  October 23, 1491 Died: July 31, 1556 (aged 65) Francisco Xavier Navarra – Spain Born: April 7, 1506 Died: December 3, 1552 (aged 46) Alfonso Salmeron Toledo – Spain Born: September 8, 1515 Died: February 13, 1585 (aged 70) Diego Laynez Almazan – Spain Born: 1512  Died: January 19, …

How the Society of Jesus came into existence


How the Society of Jesus came into existence On August 15th 1534, Ignatius of Loyola (Azpeitia – Spain), Francisco Xavier (Navarra – Spain), Alfonso Salmeron (Toledo – Spain), Diego Laynez (Almazan – Spain), Nicolas Bobadilla (Palencia – Spain), Peter Faber (Savoy (Saint Jean de Sixt) – France), and Simão Rodrigues (Vouzela – Portugal), met in Montmartre, outside Paris, in a …

Jesuits in Pakistan


First generation Jesuits missionary came to Fathepur Sikri on 28 February 1580, were invited by Moghul Emperor Akbar. There were three Jesuit priests; Beato Rudolph Aquaviva, as superior mission, Fr. Anthony Monserrate, and Fr. Francis Henriquez. After 3 years, they left Fathepur Sikri. Fathers Duarte Leito, Christoval de Veiga and Brother Estevao Riberio conducted next mission. They came to Lahore …

What is the Society of Jesus?


The Society of Jesus is a male religious congregation of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. Jesuits work in education, intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, and promote social justice and ecumenical dialogue. Ignatius of Loyola founded the …

Jesuits in Bangladesh


Before Suppression The Jesuit presence in Bangladesh is as old as the presence of the Christianity in the country as they were the first missionaries whose blood watered the soil of Bengal. In the 16th century, the Portuguese Jesuits brought the light of Christian faith to Bengal, the present Bangladesh. The first Catholic Church in Bangladesh was built by the …

Society of Jesus in Nepal – Jesuits on Mission to serve Nepal


The Society of Jesus is a Catholic men’s religious congregation, founded in 1540. St. Francis Xavier was one of the founding members of the congregation, now called the Jesuits. He arrived in India in 1542. Jesuits continued to work in South Asia, and in 1951, at the invitation of the Government of Nepal, Fathers Marshall D. Moran, Edward Saton, and …

Jesuit Mission in Myanmar


In 1998, the Jesuits returned to Myanmar at the request of the country’s bishops who remembered the good work of American Jesuits from Maryland who were in charge of the major seminaries in Yangon. For some years, the mission was placed under the care of the Regional Superior of Thailand, who was “ex officio” the Major Superior of the Myanmar Mission. …

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