There are almost 17,000 Jesuits serving the Church in 112 nations on six continents.

Founder of the Jesuits, St Ignatius Loyola

“For over 450 years Jesuit priests and brothers have lived an amazing story of serving the Church in new and unexpected ways. We are still men on the move, ready to change place, occupation, method — whatever will advance our mission in the Church. We are expected to do anything or go anywhere to teach Jesus Christ and preach his Good News.” From the Canadian Jesuit  website at Explore the life of St. Ignatius at

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Some  Canadian Jesuit Alumni Source: Catholic Register

Brébeuf College, Montreal
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, 1968-1979; 1980-1984.
Robert Bourassa, Premier of Quebec, 1970-1976; 1985-1994.

Loyola High School, Montreal
Georges P. Vanier, Governor General of Canada, 1959-1967.
Don Ferguson and Roger Abbott, stars of radio and TV program Royal Canadian Air Farce, 1973-2010.
Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance.
Sam Roberts, Juno award-winning rock musician.

Brébeuf College School, Toronto
Mike Murphy, former NHL player and coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Joseph Boyden, Giller Award winning author of Through Black Spruce, Three Day Road.
Kevin Sullivan, film director of Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea.
Terence Leon, president of Leon Company furniture stores.

St. Paul’s High School, Winnipeg
Angus Reid, founder of polling company Angus Reid Group (now Ipsos-Reid).
Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba, 1999-2009, and currently Canada’s ambassador to the United States.
John Ferguson, Jr., general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2003-2008.

Canadian Jesuits International
Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is the international development agency of the Jesuits of English Canada. We support poor and marginalized people in developing countries through the work of Jesuits and other partners. We also carry out education and advocacy in Canada on international social justice.
Ignatian spirituality reminds us that God pursues us in the routines of our home and work life, and in the hopes and fears of life’s challenges. The founder of the Jesuits, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, created the Spiritual Exercises to deepen our relationship with Christ and to move our contemplation into service.

Jesuits in the United States
The mission of the Office of Justice and Ecology (OJE) is to help the president and provincials of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States reflect the Jesuits’ work for reconciliation on issues such as immigration and economic, criminal, juvenile and environmental justice.

America Magazine
America’s Jesuit National Catholic Magazine

The Promotion of Justice (Creighton University)
Resources for exploring the Jesuit and Catholic tradition.

Jesuits in Britain, Guyana and South Africa
In the British Province we have 176 men living in nineteen communities in Britain, three communities in Guyana and two communities in South Africa. They work as parish priests, chaplains, teachers, academics, writers, doctors, spiritual directors and artists. Education.

Website of the Jesuit Institute.

The Jesuit Institute is a partnership of Jesuits and lay people in the UK who work to provide inspiration, resources and training for schools. Resources for Schools

Jesuits in Ireland

Sacred Space

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice

Jesuit Curia in Rome

Education page

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