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Society of Jesus

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Society of Jesus: largest Catholic order in the world

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Stages of Jesuit Formation - Introduction

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How the Society of Jesus came into existence

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Society of Jesus — Jesuit Father Scott Santarosa on prayer

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The Society of Jesus - Movie - HD Trailer

The Society of Jesus is a religious order of the Catholic Church headquartered in Rome. It was founded by Ignatius of Loyola and six companions with the approval of Pope Paul III in 1540. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations. Jesuits work in education, research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, sponsor direct social ministries, and promote ecumenical dialogue.
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