Jesuits are widely known for their colleges, universities and high schools. And that’s no surprise: Education has been a cornerstone of the Society of Jesus since the late 1540s, when Jesuit schools began spreading through Europe. But Jesuit ministries extend beyond the classroom, from hospitals to refugee camps in Africa, from retreat houses to parishes in all parts of the world. Jesuits—together with their lay collaborators—are called to an amazing variety of ministries, including inter-religious dialogue in countries torn by religious violence, and the struggle for environmental justice.
The Jesuits sponsor five ministries in the Greater New Orleans Region. To learn more about how these works are serving the Church via the links below.