California Province of the Society of Jesus

A nonprofit organization

19 donors

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:

  • Ignatian formation: to actively encourage and support Jesuits and lay colleagues to engage in ongoing formation that is personal and spiritual, and that addresses the needs of one’s apostolic sector and/or ministry
  • Leadership: to actively encourage and support Jesuits and lay colleagues to take on and continue in positions of leadership and responsibility
  • Stewardship: to actively promote responsibility, both personal and communal, for the ongoing development and support of our apostolic works
  • Vocation promotion: to actively promote the Ignatian charism and the Society of Jesus.

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Organization name

California Province of the Society of Jesus

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Education Faith Humanitarian Aid


LOS GATOS, CA 95031-0068


408 884-1630