Today Jesuits around the world celebrate the bicentenary of the restoration of the Society by Pope Pius VII. We give thanks for those Jesuits and their supporters who enabled the Society to remain in existence through 41 years of suppression.

Click here to read an eye witness account by an Irish Jesuit of the official restoration - "a day of jubilee and triumph for the Society."

We join the worldwide Ignatian family in praying for the Jesuits of today and the future, that this bicentenary be a source of grace and spiritual and apostolic renewal, and increase their passion for the greater glory of God.