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Walter Ciszek

Polish-American Walter Ciszek spent 23 years in the Soviet Union in various prisons and work camps. In 1988, the cause for his canonisation was officially introduced.

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Blessed Dominic Collins

A selfless and spiritual man, Blessed Dominic Collins was brutally executed for refusing to renounce his faith by the English army during the Ulster Plantation in the early 17th century. Dominic Collins was born in 1566 to a wealthy merchant family in Youghal, County Cork. At the age of twenty Collins went to the continent; wanting to join the cavalry ...

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Jean-Baptiste Janssens

Although Pedro Arrupe SJ, 28th Superior General of the Jesuits, is usually credited with effecting a seismic shift in the Society’s understanding of its mission in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council, one should not underestimate the work of his predecessor, Jean-Baptiste Janssens, in laying the ground for this work. Fr Janssens was Superior General for eighteen years, from ...

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Saint Francis Borgia

The third Superior General of the Jesuits, Saint Francis Borgia, played a critical role in the spread of the Society of Jesus throughout the world during its formative years, particularly with respect to the founding of colleges and centres of education.

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Alfred Delp

Alfred Delp was a German Jesuit who strongly opposed the Nazi regime in favour of a more tolerant and humane Germany, and he was ultimately killed for his Catholic principles.

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Saint Alberto Hurtado

Saint Alberto Hurtado is revered in his home country of Chile for his work on behalf of the poor and workers there. His ministries have continued long after his death.

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Friedrich Spee

Friedrich Spee wrote the influential book, Cautio Criminalis (Precautions for Prosecutors), opposing how witch trials were conducted, eventually helping to bring about the ending of its practice.

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Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was the founder of the Society of Jesus; he created an order which has created innovators and thinkers, and spread faith and charity across the globe.

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Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

Alphonsus Rodriguez had a family of his own before entering the Jesuits as a Brother. He radiated a calm sense of holiness in his role as porter and doorkeeper in Majorca.

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Giuseppe Castiglione

In Church missions there is often a clash of cultures between that of the missionary and that of the people to whom he brings the Gospel. For a missionary, finding a middle ground can be important in order to best communicate across this culture gap, and this is not always found through religion. A celebrated artist, Giuseppe Castiglione SJ achieved ...

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