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Jesuits in Loyola

Inauguration of the Jesuit Chennai Province - December 28, 2019

Appointment of Rev Fr Jebamalai Irudayaraj SJ, First Provincial of Jesuit Chennai Mission

State Level Poster Making Competition
Organized by
Jesuit Communication Ministry (JESCOM)


Creation of Chennai Province

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Jebamalai Irudayaraj, S.J.

Triple Celebrations with the Migrant Workers

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

Jesuits of Loyola, Chennai, Garlanded the Statue of Veeramamunivar

SOCIETY OF JESUS

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. Danis Ponniah, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Jebamalai Irudayaraja, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Francis P. Xavier, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Andrew Francis, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Selvanayakam Diraviam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Thomas, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Alangaram Arockiam, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Amaladoss Michael, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Antony Robinson, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Antony, S.J.
Rev. Bro. Antony Sinnamuthu, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Arul Henry William, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Gaspar Leonard, S.J.
Rev. Dr. A. Irudayaraj, S.J.
Rev. Dr. C. Joe Arun, S.J.
Rev. Fr. John Irudaya Kumar, S.J.
Rev. Dr. M.S. Joseph Antony Jacob, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Justin Prabhu, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Justin Yasappan Emmanuel, 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. Dr. Maria Wenisch, S.J.
Rev. Fr. S.M. Mark Stephen, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Rodrigues James, S.J.
Rev. Dr. S. Samuel Jeyaseelan, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Sebastian Soosai, S.J.
Rev. Fr. G. Victor Roch, S.J.



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Principal & Chairman
Rev. Dr A. Thomas, SJ.

Secretary and Correspondent
Rev. Dr D. Selvanayakam, SJ.

Director, Office of Media Relations
Rev. Fr. Justin Prabhu, SJ.
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