Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus is a Roman Catholic religious order of priests and brothers founded in 1540 by Saint Ignatius of Loyola and his companions.

Members, commonly known as Jesuits, currently number more than 16,000 worldwide.

Jesuits are called to serve the Church and world, especially where the needs are great, and beyond the traditional ministries of the Church.

There are Jesuit parish priests, chaplains, educators, doctors, lawyers, astronomers, playwrights, scientists.

Our Mission

The Society of Jesus is called to be on mission with Christ the reconciler, to share God’s work of reconciliation in a broken world,by working for reconciliation with God, with one another, and with creation.

Our Vision

Constantly discerning and drawing from the flow of God’s Grace, and remaining ever rooted in our Jesuit Way of Proceeding, by our Life and Mission in, with, and for the Church, as well as in partnership with others, we bear witness to and work for that fruit of Reconciliation which God in Christ is bearing in our world today.

Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP)

The Universal Apostolic Preferences are the fruit of a process of discernment lasting almost 2 years, initiated by Father General Reverend Father Arturo Sosa, and in which all Jesuits and mission partners participated. The process concluded with confirmation from Pope Francis.

The preferences provide a horizon for the life-mission of the whole Society of Jesus for the next ten years, starting from 2019. They capture our imaginations and awaken our desires. They unite us in our mission. They are:

  • Showing the way to God: To Show the Way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment.
  • Walking with the Excluded: To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice.
  • Journeying with Youth: To accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.
  • Caring for Our Common Home: To collaborate, with gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s creation.

The Jesuits of Malaysia-Singapore (MAS) have discerned and developed a regional plan responding to the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs). You may access and download a copy of the plan here.

Download MAS Regional Plan 2020-2024

Consistent Culture of Protection

Cura Personalis (a Latin phrase meaning care for the whole person) is a key aspect of Ignatian Spirituality, and the Jesuit way of proceeding. The Jesuits of Malaysia-Singapore are therefore committed to the care of the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of all those with and for whom we serve.

To help us cultivate a consistent culture of protection in our communities and ministries, after much prayer and deliberation, the Jesuits of Malaysia- Singapore have formulated a Code of Conduct and a set of Professional Standards Protocol.

Both of which are accessible and can be downloaded here (Code of Conduct) and here (Professional Standards Protocol).