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Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

The Latin phrase Ad maiorem Dei gloriam (for the greater glory of God) has been widely acknowledged to be the motto of the Society of Jesus. The phrase was popularised by Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) in his personal correspondence as well as in the founding documents of the Jesuits. This leitmotif has been widely interspersed within the text of the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus and the Spiritual Exercises; and has come to define the rationale of the Society of Jesus: ad majorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem (for the greater glory of God and the salvation of humankind).


Ad maiorem Dei gloriam (see above)