st. Ignatius of loyola
We are the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers founded half a millennium ago by the soldier-turned-mystic Ignatius Loyola. But most people call us “the Jesuits.”
In the vision of our founder, we seek to “find God in all things.” We dedicate ourselves to the “greater glory of God” and the good of all humanity. And we do so gratefully in collaboration with others who share our values, including laypersons. They have become part of the “we,” the extended Jesuit family.
With 16,000-plus priests, brothers, scholastics and novices worldwide, we are the largest male religious order in the Catholic Church. We are pastors, teachers, and chaplains. We are also doctors, lawyers, and astronomers, among many other roles in Church and society. In our varied ministries, we care for the whole person: body, mind, and soul. And especially in our education ministries, we seek to nurture “men and women for others.”
Jesuits draw on the rich tradition of Ignatian spirituality and reflection. In our retreat centers, parishes, campus ministries, and other settings, we offer these resources to all who want to discern God’s presence in their lives. At the same time, we also aim to be “contemplatives in action,” people who bring this spirituality into the wide world. That includes our work on behalf of global justice, peace, and dialogue.
We prefer to voice ourselves through campaigns that impacts our mother earth through its various integral components. Through a process of understanding, discussing and advocating on some of the most happening and challenging issues faced by humanity across the globe, we strive to establish our footprint with help from a well thought out series of campaign on issues affecting earth and Humanity.
The campaigns largely revolve round the broad hemisphere of education and children rights, healthcare system in rural areas, plants, animals and the environment water resource management and international agreements.
It was a moment of great joy and excitement for us to participate in the Mumbai Marathon 2019, to raise funds for our cause. Noel Coutinho, Vivian Fernandes and Joy Fernandes ran for our cause. The staff at REAP participated by cheering the runners. We are grateful to all our fundraisers and donors who put their best effort to raise funds for us through this platform.
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DISCERNMENT AND THE “SPIRITUAL EXERCISES”
WALKING WITH THE EXCLUDED
CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME
JOURNEYING WITH YOUTH
Show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment
Walk with the poor, the outcast of the world, those whose diginity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliationn and justice
Collborate, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation
Accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future
Think of children in dark, dingy factories. Think of children in rag-picking. Think of children in far away rural areas. Theirs is a life of struggle, of hopelessness, of salvaging garbage to eke out a living, of ill equipped schools. Their world is surrounded with darkness, darkness of illiteracy. Dreams there never were. Their world is the slum or the village. It begins and ends there.
Centre in Focus
The Jesuits under the organization of Jesuit Conference of India established in 1978 for India, and Jesuit Conference of South Asia for Asia, are part of the international organization of the Society of Jesus and has their presence in most countries across the world.
Tailoring and Beautician
Two new Sakhi Mahila Prashikshan Kendra(Women’s skill development center) were inaugurated this year. Training in tailoring, beautician and rangoli were provided at an affordble rate.
Hand made spices and papad
Several trainings were given in small scale trading such as aggarbatii, candle, liquid soap, paper and cloth bags, phenyl, rakhi and lantern making, soft toys, artificial ornaments, masalas etc.
Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows..