Free, online access to a fully searchable collection of important sources and scholarship related to the Society of Jesus in Africa and Madagascar


Jesuit Sources in Africa (J.S.A), recently launched by the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa aims at collecting and preserving primary sources from different administrative provinces and regions of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), providing their contents in a single source. The Portal hosts a growing collection of the Essential Documents of the Society of Jesus in Africa and Madagascar, founding documents of provinces and regions, texts critical to Jesuit history in the continent, official letters, biographies, obituaries, and newsletters from different Jesuit provinces and regions. Access to documents and their use requires prior permission according to the official guidelines for archivists of the Society of Jesus in Africa and Madagascar.


Welcome to the JSA Portal:

The Portal grants online access to a curated and fully searchable collection of important primary sources and some of the latest secondary scholarship related to the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogy approach of the Society of Jesus.

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“God has blessed the Society with an incomparable fund of documents, which allow us to contemplate clearly our origins, our fundamental charism.” – Pedro Arrupe, Superior General of the Society of Jesus (1965-1983).


Ignatian Spirituality in Africa

Ignatian spirituality is a spirituality for everyday life. It insists that God is present in our world and active in our lives. It is a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others.