Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., leads Woodstock Forum on Science and Religion panel discussion
Francis X. Clooney, S.J., delivers Loyola Lecture: “Neither Here Nor There: Learning from Other Religions 50 Years after Vatican II”
Did You Know?
- In the 109th Congress alone, 47 members graduated from a Jesuit college or university.
- Jesuit graduates include former President Bill Clinton (Georgetown University) and 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry (Boston College).
- Founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola, the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) has about 19,200 members in 112 countries, down from a peak of 36,000 in the 1960s.
- The current Superior General of the Jesuits is Adolfo Nicholas S.J., elected in 2008 to lead the Society of Jesus.
- In the 470-year history of the Jesuits, there have been only 35 General Congregations, which are convened to elect a new leader of the Society of Jesus.