Our Jesuit Tradition and Heritage



The Jesuits are a Catholic religious order of priests and brothers founded by the revolutionary St. Ignatius of Loyola more than 450 years ago. Working in 112 countries across the world, including operating 28 colleges and universities in the United States, Jesuits have long been known for their dedication to education and social justice. A Jesuit education is focused on developing leaders who will do and become more for the benefit of society as a whole, are globally focused and committed to the service of others, particularly those on the margins of society.
 

Jesuits are known for not being afraid to question and challenging the status quo. A Jesuit education is about striving for the greater good and learning to find God in all things. We position our students to think critically about the world and their role in it. We encourage our students to continually ask themselves, “How ought we to live?”

We have compiled a list of our top 10 noteworthy Jesuit educated people and 5 ways Jesuits have made an impact on the world. Read about them on our feature series, Experience Regis.