Who we are

Peter Scally SJ at the Parishes conference. Ronnie Fernandes SJ and Steve Patterson SJ crossing the Rupununi river in Guyana

Priests and Brothers, and in Collaboration with so many lay colleagues, we are servants of Christ participating in the Church’s overall mission of evangelisation.

  • We seek to proclaim Christ’s love by our service of the poor and our work for justice
  • We seek to uncover his presence in our world through our engagement with culture and through dialogue with men and women of other faiths
  • We seek to promote his kingdom by being instruments of reconciliation, in humanity’s relationship with God, with creation, and amongst peoples.


We are sent to where the needs are greatest, and in particular to the frontiers where faith and culture meet, where peoples of different faiths and no faith encounter one another. As Pope Benedict XVI has said, we need to reach 'those physical and spiritual places which others do not reach or have difficulty in reaching.'