Interprovincial agreements of cooperation between US Provinces and counterparts overseas, or “twinnings,” seek to engage the spirit of solidarity of the Society of Jesus and facilitate cooperation in achieving its global mission. Many of these relationships developed between US Jesuit Provinces and international Provinces during “missionary” times.
The contemporary forms of interprovincial cooperation include far fewer placements of foreign clergy, and instead build upon relationships of Jesuits internationally. Examples of interprovincial cooperation today range from cultural exchanges and joint advocacy programs to financial support and studying abroad. Listed below are the relationships between US Provinces of the Society of Jesus and provinces abroad with whom they maintain formal relationships.
Portugal (for missions in Mozambique, Angola and Macao) (1980)
India: Patna (1928), Nepal (1928), Dehli (1928), Buxar
East Africa (1983)
Central America (1994)
Nepal/Dehli regions (1991)
Central America (1982)
Near East (1969)
Sri Lanka (1946)
Central Brazil (1960s)
Eastern Africa (1987)