What We Do
International Ministries


The Society of Jesus is one of the largest missionary orders in the Catholic Church. This vibrant apostolate dates back to Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier, one of Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s earliest companions and the patron saint of foreign missions. Recently, this spirit was exemplified by the courageous Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador.

Midwest Jesuits and colleagues are immersed in a variety of international projects, including work with forcibly displaced people through the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and international service programs, such as the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and International Samaritan.

We also participate in twinning relationships, or convenios, with Jesuit provinces in Eastern Africa, Kohima (Northeast India), and Peru. Twinning emphasizes a cross-cultural, two-way partnership that includes financial support and, more importantly, apostolic, formation, and educational exchanges across provinces.

Through greater international contact, Midwest Jesuits and colleagues have been evangelized by the heroic work and witness of South Asian, African, and Latin American Jesuits we have befriended. We work together to foster reciprocity, solidarity, and advocacy for social change. In so doing, international missions become gifts and opportunities.

Currently, we maintain three active convenios with Jesuit provinces of Eastern Africa, Kohima (Northeast India), and Peru. Click a photo below to read more.    

Eastern Africa 



Kohima
(Northeast India)
 



Peru 
Fr. Terry Charlton blessing students at St. Aloysius Gonzaga High School For Aids Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya     
Altar Boys with Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ in Kohima. April, 2016     
Peru     




 
 

Historic Apostolic Partnerships

The Midwest Jesuits also have had and maintain aspects of partnerships with Jesuits in:



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Located 80 miles north of Milwaukee, the Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago welcomes men and women of all faiths to its silent preached and directed retreats.