Theology studies prepare Jesuits for the service of the faith.

After completing regency, Jesuit scholastics (men preparing for priestly ordination) study theology at the graduate level, usually for three years.

A Jesuit brother might study theology for a shorter time as a way to enhance his effectiveness for ministry.


During theology studies, a scholastic is ordained as a deacon and after completing theology studies, he is ordained to the priesthood, marking the end of about a decade of study and preparation and making him available for his first assignment as a Jesuit priest.



After a Jesuit brother finishes theology studies he enters ministry — or he might go onto earn another advanced degree.

Jesuit brothers are missioned to work across all apostolic ministries of the Society.

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