“Collaboration with others is the only way the Society of Jesus can fulfil the mission entrusted to her” (GC 36 D.1 N.36)

The Jesuit General Curia is the administrative centre of the Society. Just under 50 Jesuits work at the Curia with the vital assistance of about 50 lay people who collaborate on a day to day basis.

Major officials

Secretary of the Society
The Secretary of the Society, assisted by the under-secretary, coordinates the work of the Curia, especially the written and electronic correspondence and is legal representative of the Society of Jesus.

General Treasurer
The General Treasurer oversees the finances and civil legal matters of the Society of Jesus.

General Procurator
The General Procurator advises Father General on all matters of Canon Law and the Law of the Society of Jesus.

General Postulator
The General Postulator oversees the processes towards beatification or canonization of Jesuits or others for whom the Society of Jesus has been asked to act.

Assistant Treasurer for Development Resources

The Assistant Treasurer for Development Resources helps Provinces and Regions to develop their capacity to raise funds to support their mission. Partnership, Trust and Gratitude are key values with all our benefactors.

Jesuits work in over 130 countries in spirituality centres, refugee camps, universities, schools, and parishes: always present on the frontiers of faith and culture.

If you would like information on how to help the people we serve, please contact us. We are happy to answer your questions.

Archives and Library

On the grounds of the Jesuit General Curia in Rome are located the Archives of the Society of Jesus ARSI (Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu).

ARSI does not hold all Jesuit collections that scholars might seek. For example, the Fondo Gesuitico dei Manoscritti (Jesuit manuscript collection) is held by the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele II, and by the Archivio di Stato, Rome. The Vatican Archives also has considerable holdings relating to the activities of Jesuits.

Some ARSI materials for North and South America may be consulted on microfilm in St Louis University, MO, USA: lib.slu.edu/special-collections/collections/vfl/jesuit

For records of the academic activities of Jesuits in Rome, see Archivio Pontificia Università Gregoriana archiviopug.org