Our world today is complex and challenging. Families struggle with access to quality Catholic education, religious and political freedom, and basic human rights, sometimes even for food.
Deserving students who have the potential to succeed in the classroom are denied the opportunity because of rising tuition costs. Men and women who have come to the U.S. in search of better living conditions and opportunity are rounded up and deported, sometimes intentionally separated from their families.
Though there are struggles in our world, there is good, too. Young men answer God’s call to become the next generation of Jesuit priests and brothers. Together with our lay partners, they dream of a world where access to Catholic education is plentiful, food and services are bountiful, and where justice for all prevails and is the norm, not the exception, throughout the world.
Today, Jesuits and lay partners in ministry continue our tradition of service to others as they serve God’s people in schools, parishes, prisons, international missions, and other ministries. They are working diligently despite great economic stresses that impact us all, especially the poor, the unemployed, and the homeless among us.
The California Province of the Society of Jesus fulfills its vision and accomplishes its mission in each of its apostolic sectors with four priorities guiding its efforts: