Support Jesuits in Formation

Support Jesuits in Formation

The formation of young men is one of the most important ministries of the Jesuits in English Canada, as it is an investment in the future - ensuring well-educated, spiritually formed Jesuits trained to take on the challenges of the various ministries to which they are called.


The Cost of Jesuit Formation

The cost of formation for a young Jesuit ranges between $25,000 - $33,000 per year. The combined annual costs for our men in formation poses a financial challenge for the Province. Supporting our men in formation ensures that future Canadian Jesuits receive the best education and training to serve ad maiorem dei gloriam - "for the greater glory of God". Support the formation of Canadian Jesuits by clicking "Donate Now".


The Stages of Jesuit Formation

The formation of a Jesuit is divided into five stages, which are supported by the generosity of benefactors.

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  1. Novitiate: This is a two-year introduction to Jesuit life, highlighting spiritual formation. Novices of the English Canada Province join those of the French Canada Province in Montréal, QC. Average annual cost per novice: $33,000.
  2. Philosophy Studies: Philosophy studies extend over 2 or 3 years and take place in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. Average annual cost per student: $24,000.
  3. Regency: During this phase of formation the men work in a Jesuit apostolate and are supported by the local community where they live. This phase usually lasts 2 years.
  4. Theology: This is a four-year program culminating in Ordination to the priesthood. Students attend Regis College in Toronto, ON. Average annual cost per student: $25,000.
  5. Tertianship: This is the final year of Jesuit formation and occurs about five years after Ordination, just prior to Final Vows. The central element of the program is the 30-day Spiritual Exercises. Average annual cost for one Tertian: $25,000.

Average total cost for the basic formation of a single Jesuit: $263,000 



Click the image to view full version.Men in Formation: 2017-18



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