What We Do
Among many other roles, Jesuit priests and brothers minister to the faithful in parish communities. There are 66 Jesuit parishes in the United States. Members of the order also serve in diocesan parishes and as chaplains in hospitals and the military.

The basic goal of this Jesuit ministry is to help all parishioners grow in their faith as “companions of Jesus.”

A Jesuit parish is guided by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, which encourages people to reflect on their experiences and to discern God’s presence in their lives. Such a parish aims to nurture lay leadership as well as personal faith. It is also committed to “the faith that does justice” by way of solidarity with the poor and dedication to the greater good.

Jesuit parishes are situated in the inner cities, in suburbs, in rural outposts, and in downtown business districts, as well as on college campuses and Native American reservations.

Here is a full list of these parish communities across the United States.

Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

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Manresa House of Retreats
Manresa House of Retreats is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Convent, La., midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.