About Us

About Us
The Delhi Jesuit Province extends from Himachal Pradesh in the north through Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand to Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the south, an extensive area in the Indian Subcontinent. This is an impressive extent of vast area. Taken from the Patna Province and established as a Region in 1988 with 43 Jesuits basically from the mother province, the Delhi Province has quietly but steadily grown in numbers to reach 118, with 13 young men in the Novitiate and 44 Scholastics in the various stages of formation, 57 Priests and 4 Brothers.

Contact Info

No. 4, Sahayog, St Xavier's School Campus, Delhi - 110 054, India

(+911) - 11 - XXXXXX



Jesuit Formation prepares men to become priests and brothers who are well educated, trained in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius.
The formation of a Jesuit is a journey that can last more than fifteen years
No ministry which prepares the way for the Kingdom or which helps arouse faith in the Gospel is outside the scope of Jesuit priests and brothers.
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The formation of a Jesuit is a journey that can last more than fifteen years and encompasses ten key stages:

  • One YearPatna


    Rigorous language coaching and basic faith formation
  • One YearPatna


    Language training, community life & faith formation
  • Two YearsLucknow


    Prayer, Community Life, Eucharist, Experiments, Spiritual Exercise, First Vows
  • One YearBombay, Calcutta


    Advanced Language Training - English & Hindi
  • Three YearsChennai, Ahmadabad, Ranchi, Mangalore, Mumbai

    College Studies

    Regular scholastic endeavour
  • Two YearsChennai, Pune


    Two years of ecclesiastical study of philosophy
  • Two YearsWithin the Province


    Work with the fellow Jesuits in the Jesuit ministry places
  • Four YearsDelhi


    Four years of ecclesiastical Theology studies and ORDINATION
  • Six MonthsKodaikanal, Kandy, Hazaribagh


    Second Novitiate, Spiritual Exercises, Experiments, Revisiting the Society's documents

    Final Vows

The Jesuits have a long period of training of about 14 years this includes both spiritual and academic studies as well as other professional trainings. These men under training are called Scholastics. They study in different parts of India primarily in the Jesuit colleges of Bombay, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Jharkhand. Some of them are pursuing their post graduate studies in Delhi and elsewhere.