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John Sullivan SJ: A fuller account

Fr John Sullivan SJ

Fr John Sullivan SJ: a loyal servant of God 1861-1933 A short introduction to the life of Blessed John Sullivan based on the recent book by Jesuit historian Thomas Morrissey SJ, Where Two Traditions Meet, published by Columba Press. Fr Todd Morrissey SJ John Sullivan was born into a prosperous Protestant background in Victorian Dublin. Though his mother was a ...

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Saint Peter Faber

One of the original seven companions at the Church of Montmartre in 1534, Peter Faber established the Portuguese Society of Jesus and helped revive the Catholic faith in Germany.

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Saint Jean de Brébeuf

A patron saint of Canada, Jean de Brébeuf lived among the Huron indigenous people and was one of the North American martyrs.

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Karl Rahner

Karl Rahner was theological advisor at the Second Vatican Council and his beliefs included the removal of celibacy for priests and the ordination of women

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A champion at the front

A number of centenary events are planned for later this year to mark the life and death of Fr Willie Doyle SJ, a Jesuit chaplain who was killed at Passchendaele.

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Saint Robert Southwell

Robert Southwell is one of the ten canonised Jesuit martyrs of England and Wales, and his prose and poetry are reportedly to have been well known by Shakespeare

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Henri de Lubac

The French Jesuit Henri de Lubac was one of the most influential Catholic theologians of the twentieth century.

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Ruggiero Boscovich

Born in Dubrovnik in 1711, this well-regarded Jesuit developed the first general mathematical theory of atomism; saved the dome of St. Peter’s from ruin; and a lunar crater was named after him.

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Saint Paul Miki

The founding of the Society of Jesus coincided in time with the discovery of new continents and peoples across the world by Europeans. Saint Francis Xavier, one of the founding members of the Jesuits, arrived first in Japan in 1549. Though at first the Japanese proved slow to accept Christianity, missionary work picked up increasing momentum across the islands, to ...

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