Jesuits, as envisaged by St Ignatius of Loyola, are to be servants of Christ’s mission. And for over 480 years members of the Society of Jesus have been serving the Church under the Vicar of Christ, always striving to bring newness in the Church’s life and ministry. Jesuits are called to be “frontier men”, men ready to be sent to places no one else chooses to go, men available to be missioned.
Following in the footsteps of Saints Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, Jesuits in North-East India have been striving to bring the Good News to the people of this land. And this service of faith involves promotion of justice, and dialogue with religions and cultures.
The Society of Jesus was founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola, a Basque nobleman and soldier, and seven of his companions, who placed themselves at the disposal of the Pope for the service of the Church wherever the need was greatest. Today there are over 17,000 Jesuits serving the Church in 112 nations on six continents.
Kohima Jesuit Region includes the seven States of North East India – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.