Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality/Boston College Libraries
Jesuit communities come out of a historical paradox, one which has been with the Society since its beginnings and which has marked almost every subsequent attempt to form and foster a local community: The order came into being at the very moment when its members were to separate. Jesuits emerged as Ignatius' early companions were dispersed forever into missions. The Society of Jesus became the permanent community of men who would never be together again.
Buckley, M. J. (1979). Mission in Companionship: Of Jesuit Community and Communion. Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits, 11(4), 1–46.