Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Become a Jesuit

For more than 450 years, Jesuit priests and brothers have lived an amazing story of serving the Church in new and unexpected ways. Now serving in 112 nations on six continents, Jesuits number about 16,000 priests, brothers and seminarians worldwide. Jesuits work in a wide variety of roles including teacher, doctor, poet, lawyer, social worker, writer, administrator, professor, pastor, scientist and artist. Jesuits also engage in missionary work, direct evangelization to the poor, social justice activities, interreligious dialogue and other ministries.

Jesuits also continue the central practice of providing retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises – the foundational writing of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

In all places, in all ministries, Jesuit priests and brothers strive to be “men for others.”

If you want more information – or may even want to begin a serious conversation about applying – please click the button below, and we will get back to you promptly. In the meantime, know that our prayers are with you as you continue to discern God’s plan for your life.

Visit the vocations site of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. 

Visit the international Jesuit vocations site