Jesuits in Loyola

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. L. Jebamalai Irudayaraja, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Francis P. Xavier, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Selvanayakam Diraviam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. B. Jeyaraj, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Thomas, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Alangaram Arockiam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Amaladoss Michael, S.J.
Rev. Fr. J. Antony Robinson, S.J.
Rev. Bro. Antony Sinnamuthu, S.J.
Rev. Fr. A. Arul Henry William, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Gaspar Leonard, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Irudaya Raj, S.J.
Rev. Dr. C. Joe Arun, S.J.
Rev. Fr. K. John Irudaya Kumar, S.J.
Rev. Dr. M. S. Joseph Antony Jacob, S.J.
Rev. Fr. A. Justin Prabhu, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Louie Albert, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Louis Arockiaraj, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Maria Arul Raja, S.J.
Rev. Dr. S. Maria Packiam, S.J.
Rev. Fr. S.M. Mark Stephen, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Rodrigues James, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Sebastian Soosai, S.J.
Rev. Dr. G. Victor Roch, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Sahayaraj Vijayan, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Parthasarathi Narayanasamy, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Y. Poondy Rajan, S.J.