New York Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is a Roman Catholic religious order comprised of both priests and brothers. The New York Province is one of ten Jesuit Provinces in the United States. Each province is led by a Provincial who is appointed for a six-year term by the Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome. The Jesuit provinces in the United States coordinate their work through the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C. On both the provincial and national levels, the Society of Jesus works closely with the Bishops of the Catholic Church in our common commitment of service to the people of God.
The New York Province currently has responsibility for works in New York state, northern New Jersey, and in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Territory of Guam.
New York Province Jesuits conduct 2 colleges, 2 university, 9 high schools (two of which are in Micronesia), several parishes, 3 retreat houses and the Jesuit Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville, NY. Three middle schools are part of the national NativityMiguel Network serving minority populations in many major cities, and Cristo Rey New York High School is in Harlem. The Province is a primary sponsor of Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia in northern Manhattan.
There are two residences for Jesuit seminarians. The Novitiate for the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces is in Syracuse, NY. Ciszek Hall for college and graduate students from the provinces in the U.S. and elsewhere is in the Bronx. Murray-Weigel Hall for infirm and elderly Jesuits is adjacent to Fordham University.
In addition to this website, the New York Province publishes a triannual magazine, Jesuits in collaboration with the Maryland and New England Provinces.
Jesuits of the New York Province also serve in a wide array of capacities throughout the United States and the world. As with all Jesuits, we are open to whatever mission we discern to be for the greater glory of God.