Members of the Society of Jesus are known as Jesuits. They were founded by Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th Century and can be found all over the world. Jesuits combine both a contemplative and active spirit – their prayer informs their work and their work leads them back to prayer. As well as the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, Jesuits take a vow of obedience to the Pope. This reflects their readiness to go wherever sent and wherever greater good can be done. Jesuits have been noted educators, spiritual guides and missionaries.