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Ignatius of Loyola was an ambitious courtier who fought valiantly against French aggression and was wounded badly in the battle. During his convalescence in Loyola mansion, he read the "life of Christ" and the "lives of saints" that changed his life forever and to some extend the history of the church. Ignatius left behind all the royal life style and worldly ambition to become a wandering ascetic. He spent days and nights in prayer, and in fasting and penances. Then he was drawned to continue his studies and so left for Paris. During his studies at Paris, he gathered a few companions with the intention of helping souls wherever necessary.
But in one of their travels to Rome to meet the Pope for permission to visit the Holy land(Jerusalem), he had a vision of Christ carrying His cross inviting him to join Him. That vision convinced Ignatius that God wanted him to start a religious order.He and his companions named the religious orderas the "Society of Jesus". The Pope approved the order in 1540.Soon his companions spread to various continents. Francis Xavier, one of the first companions and a very close friend of Ignatius, came to India in 1542. For ten years he travelled far and wide in the western coasts of India and many other lands. He died in an Island very close to China in 1552.
Jesuits (members of the society of Jesus) started schools and colleges all over Europe and several other countries soon after their approval by the Pope. In India St. Paul’s college in Goa was started in the year 1546. Education became one of the main apostolate of the Society of Jesus. According to the author of the book "The War, "Jesuits were the first body of catholic scholars who became preeminent in secular sciences-mathematics, physics, astronomy, archeology, linguistics, biology, chemistry, zoology, paleology, ethnography, genetics. The list of inventions and scientific discoveries by Jesuits had filled endless numbers of volumes in the most diverse fields-mechanical engineering, hydraulic power, air flight, oceanography, hypnosis, crystals, comparative linguistics, atomic theory, internal medicine, sunspots, and hearing aids, alphabets for the deaf and dumb, cartography. Their manuals, textbooks, treatises and studies were authoritative in every branch of catholic and secular learning. They made every field of art theirs as well. By 1773, they had 350 theatres in Europe, and Jesuit theatricals laid the first foundation for modern ballet. They founded the first theatre in North America. They taught France how to make porcelain. The umbrella, vanilla, rhubarb, camellia and quinine were Jesuit innovations in Europe
Society of Jesus has been active in the field of education in India for a very long time serving the country in the context of plurality of religions and diversity of cultures. Across the world, the Society of Jesus is responsible for over1900 educational institutions in more than 100 countries. In India, it runs 263 high schools, 41 university colleges, 27 technical institutions and 11 other institutions of Business management and other higher learning. This educational effort of the Society of Jesus, while being particularly responsible towards the Christian community, has always been at the service of the whole nation and does not discriminate any section of the society. The Dumka-Raiganj province of the Society of Jesus, through the contribution of St. Xavier’s College Maharo, Dumka envisions the educational development of Santhal Parganas with special attention to the needs of the tribals and dalits and the youth of this region. The college has the affiliation from Sidho-Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka


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