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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 19,000 Jesuits in 112 countries in 6 continents of whom around 470 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. Amaladass Michael, S.J.

Rev. Dr. M. Arockiasamy Xavier, S.J.,
Rev. Fr. F. X. Dominic Royce, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Eugine Sebatine Rosario, S.J.
Rev. Br. Gnanadicam, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Henry Jerome, S.J.
Rev. Dr. S. Ignacimuthu, S.J.
Rev. Fr. A.M. Jayapathy Francis, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Jebamalai Raja, S.J.
Rev. Bro. John Bosco, S.J.
Rev. Fr. John Irudayakumar, S.J.
Rev. Dr. John Pragasam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. M.S. Joseph Antony Jacob, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Lazar Savarimuthu, S.J.
Rev. Fr. A. Louie Albert, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Louis Arockiaraj. S.J.

Rev. Dr. S. Maria Packiam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Maria Wenisch, S.J.
Rev. Dr. S. Rajanayagam, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Sebastian Crossian, S.J.
Rev. Dr. S. Samuel Jeyaseelan, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Thomas, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Victor Roch. S.J.
Rev. Dr. Vincent Sekhar, S.J.

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