The Jesuits

           The Society of Jesus, a Catholic religious group, was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. Since its inception, the members of the Society, popularly known as the 'Jesuits', have toiled in the field of education, among other things, and were called 'the Schoolmasters of Europe'.

      The Jesuits are inspired by a vision of humanity drawn from the life, teachings and personality of Jesus Christ. They manage educational and other service institutions throughout India and the rest of the world. St. Xavier’s is one of the 3,900 Jesuit educational institutions in 69 countries around the world. The School is named after St. Francis Xavier, who was one of the companions of Ignatius of Loyola. From the very beginning the labours of the Jesuits among the people of India, Japan, China, Canada, Central and South America were as important as their activity in the Christian countries of Europe.