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Euro-Mediterranean Province of the Society of Jesus

The Euro-Mediterranean Province

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The Euro-Mediterranean Province of the Jesuits consists of Albania, Italy, Malta and Romania. Four different reailites that share a common trait: they are all historical, cultural and religious crossroead between Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The head of the EUM Province is Provincial Superior Fr. Roberto Del Riccio SJ.

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Our Province in numbers
384 Jesuits
36 communities
41 works in the fields of social justice, culture, youth, education and Spiritual Exercises
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A religious priestly order

The Society of Jesus

In 1540 Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus to help others find God in their life. From the first 10 companions, today there are more than 16,000 Jesuits in 100 countries. Each Jesuit is called to live the vows of obedience, for the greater good of others; chastity, as unselfish relationships; and poverty, by aiming for the essential.

Father General Arturo Sosa during a solemn celebration with other Jesuits

Our founder

Ignatius of Loyola

At the age of 30, Ignatius was a knight at the Royal Court of Spain. In the spring of 1521 an injury during a battle changed his life.
“He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself”

A portrait of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Become a Jesuit
Every human being experiences being called by the Lord. Find out how to recognize your vocation.

There are many religious orders in the Church. Each has its own specific charism. Find out what makes the Society of Jesus different from others.

No degree is needed, contrary to what many may think.There are no specific requirements, only some attitudes.
If you wish to embark on a vocational journey to join the Society of Jesus, here are some steps to start with.
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