Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project
Connecting with Descendants

The Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province is currently researching the lives of the people held in slavery by Jesuits in the central United States from 1823 to 1865.

We are now reaching out to the community to ask for help. We invite descendants and scholars to join us in this important research, and through dialogue, find a path toward reconciliation.

An overview of the family traits shared by descendants is available here


If you think you or someone you know might be descended from the people held in slavery by Jesuits, please contact the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project:

SHMR@Jesuits.org
or call 314-758-7159. 

See the interactive map below for descriptions of historically significant locations to both enslaved laborers and possible descendants.




Purpose of the Research Process Historical Overview Moving Forward Family Histories Contribute to the Research Connecting with Descendants
Contact Us Status Report


Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House
Located on the shores of Lewisville Lake in Lake Dallas, Texas, Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House is situated on an inviting 37-acre campus less than an hour north of Dallas.