Society of Jesus
The school’s sponsoring body is the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). It is a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church with over 14,000 members spread throughout the world. The Jesuits run more than 800 schools and universities.
In Hong Kong, there are 19 Jesuits serving at the two Wah Yan Colleges, Ricci Hall of the University of Hong Kong and Xavier House at Cheung Chau. Others are serving at the Holy Spirit Seminary College, other intellectual ministries, Mass Centres, development, the Christian Life Community in HK, and studying.
We are continuing the Mission of God in preaching, healing, pastoring, education, formation and reconciliation. We ponder and discern what God is pointing out to us. We are also engaged in finding God in all things so to point out to others the presence of God in their lives and our world. We are ready to follow God even under the most challenging circumstances, to enter into and engage in dialogue with those of other faiths, cultures, value systems and perspectives, and to stand in the front lines in the pursuit of faith and justice, sharing the message of the Gospel that all are yearning for deep in their hearts, for the greater glory of God.