Jesuits - Society of Jesus
The Society of Jesus is a Roman Catholic international religious order of some 18,000 men on six continents and 112 countries. Members of the Society of Jesus (or Jesuits) might be priests, brothers, or scholastics who are studying to become priests. A man becomes a Jesuit after a two-year novitiate program, at the end of which he pronounces perpetual vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Jesuits work in parish and retreat ministry, high schools and colleges. They may be found working as lawyers and doctors, psychologists and counselors, writers and journalists, theologians and philosophers, researchers and scientists. In short, Jesuits do all kinds of work. Their mission is everywhere and always the promotion of faith in Jesus Christ and the justice demanded by that faith. Jesuits seek to make Christ’s Kingdom available to our times. They are men with a singular passion: to do the world a world of good.
Contact Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Director of Vocation Promotion.