A Universal Character of the Society of Jesus
“The Society is not merely an international body with a variety of talents and resources; it has a universal character that transcends the provinces […] The Society itself is called to be available to go anywhere across geographical and cultural frontiers where there is a need of working with Christ in the service of the Reign of God.”
-- Acta Romana Vol 20, n 111.
As the largest male religious order of the Catholic Church, the Society of Jesus is present in virtually every country in the world, currently organized in roughly 100 Provinces and Regions. In addition to being present to most local churches and cultures, the Society is an international body, and has always sought ways to strengthen our ministries via international collaboration. One form of that collaboration is the close relationship between two Provinces that we call twinning. In addition, in our day the Society has created structures called Conferences which bring together Provinces in major geographical areas so that they might work together more effectively, both within Conferences and among Conferences. Finally, the General Curia in Rome, guided by our Superior General, Most Reverend Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., coordinates the worldwide work of the Society.
Jesuit Assistancies Worldwide
In the same way that the United States Assistancy is comprised of individual provinces, so too is the rest of the world, with other Assistancies and Jesuit Conferences representing each region. For more information about the provinces and Assistancies throughout the world, please visit the Jesuit Curia, the global headquarters of the Society of Jesus, located in Rome.
Borgo S. Spirito, 4
00193 Roma (Italia)