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Saint Peter Claver

Spaniard Peter Claver dedicated his life to the needs of the slaves in South America, and he was declared the patron saint of missionary work among all African peoples.

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Guy Consolmagno

Guy Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother and director of the Vatican Observatory. In an interview with Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications, he discusses the relationship between religion and science.

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Anthony de Mello

Anthony de Mello was a well-known spiritual teacher who conducted retreats and melded eastern and western traditions. His books on spirituality continue to be popular today.

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Augustin Bea

Augustin Bea was confessor to Pope Pius XII and he was a key figure behind the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions.

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Greg Boyle

Greg Boyle SJ is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry programme in the world.

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Jacques Marquette

Frenchman Jacques Marquette was a missionary among the tribes of North America who explored the great Mississippi River. The Père Marquette River in Michigan was later named in his honour.

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Matteo Ricci

Matteo Ricci missioned in China where he brought together Christian and Confucian teachings. He was the first European to enter the Forbidden Palace in Beijing and left a profound legacy.

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Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley SJ was a pioneer of ecumenism in Ireland, particularly in co-founding the Irish School of Ecumenics.

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