Parish, Norwood, has been administered by the Jesuits for nearly 145
years. The Jesuits, also known as
The Society of Jesus, were founded
by Iņigo Lopez de Loyola in the 15th century.
In 1848 a group of Austrian Jesuits, the first Jesuits to come to
Australia, arrived in Port Adelaide to minister
to the German-speaking Catholic community before coming to Norwood in 1869.
They have long been replaced by Australian Jesuits
who now work at home and abroad in many
ministries such as in
primary, secondary and tertiary education, pastoral work, social
services, with refugees through the Jesuit
Refugee Service, and as industrial and migrant chaplains. Throughout the world
Jesuits continue to carry on the work of St Ignatius of Loyola, their founder, in
these and other missions.