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Vision Statement

The mission of the Society of Jesus, as a religious order within the Catholic Church, is the service of faith and the promotion of justice in living and proclaiming the Word of God. To fulfill this mission, partnership between Jesuits and laymen and women, other religious, priests, and the leadership of the Church is essential. Our ultimate goal is to respond to the call of Christ to be in solidarity with the least and with all, and to grow in our personal and communal call to holiness, generosity, and availability in following Jesus and serving the Church through the Ignatian charism.

Jesuits West will fulfill this vision and accomplish this mission in each of its apostolic sectors and areas of administration and outreach, with four priorities guiding its efforts:

  • Ignatian Formation: to actively encourage and support Jesuits and lay colleagues to engage in ongoing Formation that is personal and spiritual, and that addresses the needs of one’s apostolic sector and/or ministry
  • Leadership: to actively encourage and support Jesuits and lay colleagues to take on and continue in positions of leadership and responsibility
  • Stewardship: to actively promote responsibility, both personal and communal, for the ongoing development and support of our apostolic works
  • Vocation promotion: to actively promote the Ignatian charism and the Society of Jesus.

We Strive to Achieve Our Goals

We have adopted four main apostolic goals which continue to guide us:

  • Fostering partnership in our Ignatian mission
  • Strengthening solidarity with the poor
  • Responding to the diversity of our Province
  • Evangelizing contemporary culture.


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The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).