The Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1534. Since its beginnings in 1855, SI has been a Jesuit school, teaching Ignatian values to the Bay Area's youth. (The above photo was taken in 1905 during the 50-year anniversary of the founding of SI and shows Jesuits who taught both at SI and at Santa Clara College.)
Today, Jesuit priests, scholastics (men who are in formation to become priests) and brothers continue to serve our students, parents, faculty and alumni. Jesuits serve as administrators, as teachers and as ministers, celebrating Masses, leading retreats and attending to the spiritual needs of the SI family.
Also, each November we celebrate All Souls Day. If you would like the Jesuit Community to keep your loved one in your prayers, you may use this form to do so.