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Jesuits in Loyola

Rev. Fr. Danis Ponniah SJ, New Provincial of Jesuit Madurai Province

Jesuits of Loyola, Chennai, Garlanded the Statue of Veeramamunivar


The Society of Jesus (in Latin: Societas Iesu) is a Christian male religious congregation of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits. It is an anglicized version of the Latin Jesuita which is the combination of the two Latin words Jesu and Ita that means “Yes, Jesus.” Their names end with a title: SJ, which abbreviates ‘Society of Jesus”. 

The Portuguese, who had political control over certain regions in the Indian sub-continent from 16th Century, supported the Catholic Church and the Jesuit Mission in many respects. Due to Political and ideological conflicts in Europe, on 21st July 1773, the Society of Jesus was suppressed by Pope Clement XVI. But after 41 years, Pope Pius VII restored the Society of Jesus in 1814 and the Jesuit order was re- established throughout the world. 

Today, there are more than 16,000 Jesuits in 111 countries in 6 continents of whom around 500 are working at schools and colleges of Madurai Province. The Jesuits are well-known for their involvement in theology, education, missionary work and publishing with fervent focus on social justice and human rights. 

Loyola Registered Society (Regd. No. S.228/1973)

Rev. Dr. M. Albert William, S.J. 
Rev. Dr. Alphonse Manickam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Amaladass Michael, S.J.
Rev. Dr. F. Andrew, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Ignacy Arockiasamy, S.J.
Rev. Fr. A.M. Jayapathy Francis, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Jebamalai Raja, S.J.
Rev. Fr. John Irudayakumar, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Justine Yasappan Emmanuel, S.J.
Rev. Fr. A. Leolin Arockiadoss, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. G. Leonard, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Louie Albert, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Louis Arockiaraj. S.J.
Rev. Dr. Maria Arul Raj, S.J.
Rev. Dr. S. Maria Packiam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Maria Wenisch, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Mark Stephen, S.J.
Rev. Dr. S. Samuel Jeyaseelan, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Sebastian Crossian, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Sebastian Soosai, S.J.
Rev. Dr. D. Selvanayakam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Thomas, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Victor Roch. S.J.

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