Jesuits! Jesuits are members of the Society of Jesus (SJ), one of the largest Religious Congregations for men in the Catholic Church. The Society of Jesus was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish soldier, who, like most men of his time, initially dreamed of bravery, fame, wealth and beautiful women. After being wounded in a battle he underwent a terrible surgery. While he was convalescing, he took to reading books which completely transformed him. He wanted to serve God - not the king.
For the greater glory of God (Ad majorem Dei gloriam)
became his motto. Jesuits travelled to all parts of the world to proclaim the good news of Jesus. Realizing the vital role that education plays in humanizing the society, they founded schools and colleges and offered not merely academic education, but also discipline and important human values. Apart from education, they worked in various fields - science, communication, social action, philosophy and theology, spirituality... all for God's greater glory.
Today more than 16,000 Jesuits work in 112 countries in six continents, with the aim of moulding, with God’s grace, men and women for others. They see themselves as converted sinners or wounded healers and understand their mission in the world as service of faith and promotion of justice. The present Superior general is the charming, serene Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ. To learn more about Jesuits worldwide, visit... www.sjweb.info