Worldwide Society of Jesus to Observe an Ignatian Year in Honor of the Conversion of St. Ignatius Loyola
May 20, 2021 begins the Society of Jesus and the Ignatian family’s worldwide celebration of the Ignatian Year. On that date 500 years ago, Ignatius Loyola was wounded by a cannonball while defending Pamplona.
Enduring Graces: The Jesuit Novice Pilgrimage
The Pilgrimage Experiment for a Jesuit novice dates back to the very beginnings of the Society of Jesus. St. Ignatius Loyola, understanding himself as a pilgrim, included this unique way of encountering God in the Constitutions of the Society as an important experience in one’s formation
Jesuit Brothers Companions in Jesus Partners in Mission
In the beginning, the original Companions in the Society of Jesus were men of many talents who sought to bring souls closer to God, but they were unprepared to make their own meals or clothing, let alone build schools. Six years after the founding of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius Loyola petitioned the pope to allow the admission of lay co-adjutors, known more commonly as brothers. His request was approved, and brothers began to build the Society.
Statement from Superior General Arturo Sosa on Sharing in the Suffering of the Vulnerable
Superior General Arturo Sosa calls on all Jesuits and their colleagues to join with the entire People of God to respond to the cry of Pope Francis for prayer and penance in solidarity with those who suffered abuse by clerics.