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-Rector Father George Ponodath

The Jesuits - An Introduction



St. Ignatius of Loyola, is the Founder of The Society of Jesus. The Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, has been active in the field of education throughout the world since its origin. The Society of Jesus is responsible for 1865 educational institutions in 65 countries, 356 of them being secondary schools.   (Read Article on St. Ignatius of Loyola by Pratik Ricardo Gomes of Class11A-July 2011)

The patron of the School is St. Francis Xavier (07.04.1506 - 03.12.1552). Born of a noble Spanish family, Francis became a follower of St. Ignatious of Loyola during his studies at the university of Paris and was one of his first companions




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