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Who Are The Jesuits?

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The Jesuits, also known as the Society of Jesus, is a community of priests and brothers dedicated to the service of God and the Church for the betterment of the world around us. No matter what our work, from university to infirmary to barrio, it is for the glory of God and the help and salvation of souls. Even within the Society of Jesus, there is a great variety of voices, an array of talents, but we are all at the service of the call and the mission. Some are gifted at social analysis, others at immediate and effective working with people at the margins of life or society. Many are scholars, many are missionaries. Whether teaching, preaching, giving the sacraments or praying for the society, our voices are as varied as the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, but there must be one message: to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Are you interested in learning more about the Jesuits?


“The Church needs you, counts on you, and continues to turn to you with confidence, particularly to reach the geographical and spiritual places where others do not reach or find it difficult to reach.”
-Pope Benedict XVI to the Society of Jesus

Jesuit Vocation Video: "The Journey to a Great Life"



From Boston College - "Three Jesuits - Who do they say they are? - Personal Perspectives"

        Fr. William Leahy, SJ - President of Boston College
        Fr. Jack Butler, SJ - Vice President for Mission and Ministry
        Jeremy Zipple, SJ - Jesuit Novice studying at the STM

Click here to see the video of the event!

Click here to read an article in the Boston College Chronicle about the event.

Click here to see Fr. Terry speak on God's love and goodness that manifests itself in our lives.