Jesuit Missions is part of the international Jesuit Network. We provide a window on a world which works for the greater glory of God and the common good.
The Society of Jesus
The Society of Jesus was recognised as a religious order by Pope Paul III in 1540. The origins of the Society date back to 1534 in Paris where Ignatius Loyola and the Companions first took vows. The Jesuit mission is one of reconciliation, working so that women and men can be reconciled with God, with themselves, with each other and with God’s creation. Ignatius saw the mission of the Jesuits as one of saving souls. Since its foundation, the order has grown from the original ten to more than 16,000 Jesuits worldwide.
The Jesuits have continued to ask themselves what more they can do for Christ. This concept of the Magis, the more, means that today Jesuits work in a wide range of fields. For example, as parish priests, teachers, doctors, spiritual directors, lawyers, writers, artists and astronomers. For more information about the Jesuits in Britain, see: https://www.jesuit.org.uk/ or to learn more about the international dimensions of the Society of Jesus, see: https://www.jesuits.global/
The Xavier Network
Jesuit Missions is part of the Xavier Network, an international mission and development partnership between Jesuit organisations working in faith to promote justice. It is the first such network in the Jesuit world, set up with the simple principle that by joining together we can achieve more. The 13 members are the mission offices and NGOs of Jesuit Provinces across Europe, Canada and Australia. Members work in over 87 countries, carrying out development and aid projects in close cooperation with local partners. https://xavier.network/
Jesuit Refugee Service
Inspired by the generous love and example of Jesus Christ, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation. Their mission is to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future. JRS programmes are currently found in 56 countries. They serve refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in conflict zones and detention centres, on remote borders and in busy cities. https://www.jrsuk.net/
EcoJesuit is the global ecology network of Jesuits and partners. The goal of EcoJesuit is to facilitate dialogue and engagements to reconcile with God, one another, and Creation. They are addressing the broad call for action of Laudato Si’ and the urgency of a just global transformation in care for the Earth and the most vulnerable. https://www.ecojesuit.com/
The Jesuit Institute
The Jesuit Institute is a partnership of Jesuits and lay people in the UK. They provide inspiration, resources and training for schools. The eleven Jesuit schools in Britain work together to better understand, promote and live out the vision and spirit of St Ignatius Loyola in education. The Jesuit Institute works with other Christian and Catholic schools. http://jesuitinstitute.org/
Educate Magis is an online education community that connects teachers and educators from Jesuit and Ignatian schools around the world. They provide resources, support and inspiration informed by the vision of St Ignatius and the Jesuit understanding of education in a global network. https://www.educatemagis.org/