Jesuit Identity


“You are called by the Society of Jesus to be men and women who reflect upon the reality of the world around you with the ambiguities, opportunities and challenges in order to discern what is really happening in your life and in the lives of others, to find God there and to discover where God is calling you, to employ criteria for significant choices that reflect Godly values rather than narrow, exclusive self-interest, to decide in the light of what is truly for the Greater Glory of God and the service of those in need, and then to act accordingly.” 

       The Very Reverend Hans-Peter Kolvenbach, S.J. 
       The 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Upholding Jesuit ideals is not only a priority for SJU students, but for our alumni as well. Knowing the importance of religion in the life of our alumni, we provide opportunities for you to strengthen your bond with God through mission programs, service trips and pre-marriage counseling.



Joseph Stella’s “The Annunciation”
Stella’s “The Annunciation” depicts one of the most important feast days of the Catholic Church: The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, celebrated on March 25.
Easter Reflection: Where is Life Headed?
In celebration of Easter, members of the Jesuit community at Saint Joseph's University will share reflections on the meaning of the Resurrection during the seven Sundays of Easter. This week's reflection is from Christopher Grodecki, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic in formation who is preparing for ordination. He teaches in the Philosophy Department and works part-time in campus ministry.
Easter Reflection: Shroud Sounds
In celebration of Easter, members of the Jesuit community at Saint Joseph's University will share reflections on the meaning of the Resurrection during the seven Sundays of Easter. This week, Dennis McNally, S.J., Ph.D., a Jesuit and Professor of Fine Arts offers a poem and painting.
Easter Reflection: What a Cold War era Jesuit and Easter Joy Have in Common
In celebration of Easter, members of the Jesuit community at Saint Joseph's University will share reflections on the meaning of the Resurrection during the seven Sundays of Easter. This week, Brian Frain, S.J., a Jesuit Fellow in Jesuit Education at Saint Joseph’s University, reflects on what a Cold War era Jesuit and Easter joy have in common.
In Memoriam: Bruce M. Bidinger, S.J.
SJU’s first vice president for mission and ministry passed away February 23 after suffering multiple health issues over the past several years.
A Prayer for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

On the first day of the New Year, we celebrate the solemnity of the Mary, Holy Mother of God with a prayer from Pope Francis.

Advent Reflection: Rev. Daniel R.J. Joyce, S.J.

For the Advent season, the Alumni Association invited Jesuits from the Saint Joseph’s community to share a reflection each Sunday. This one is from Daniel R. J. Joyce, S.J., Executive Director of Mission Programs and Director of The ACESJU Education Fellows Program at Saint Joseph’s University.

Advent Reflection: Rev. John Braverman, S.J.
For the Advent season, the Alumni Association invited Jesuits from the Saint Joseph’s community to share a reflection each Sunday. This week’s is from John Braverman, S.J., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology at Saint Joseph’s University.
Reflection: Solemnity of Mary, mother of Jesus
On the on the Solemnity of Mary, mother of Jesus, Brian Frain, S.J., a Jesuit Fellow in Jesuit Education at Saint Joseph’s University offers a reflection.
Advent Reflection: Rev. Dan Ruff, S.J.
For the Advent season, the Alumni Association invited Jesuits from the Saint Joseph’s community to share a reflection each Sunday. This one is from Rev. Dan Ruff, S.J., Campus Minister at Saint Joseph’s University.
Advent Reflection: Rev. Brian Frain, S.J.

For the Advent season, the Alumni Association invited Jesuits from the Saint Joseph’s community to share a reflection each Sunday. This one is from Rev. Brian Frain, S.J., a Jesuit Fellow in Jesuit Education at Saint Joseph’s University.

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