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JESUITICA: Ricci’s Korean legacy

The founding fathers of the Korean Church were not Western missionaries but Confucian intellectuals who studied Catholic books published in China by Jesuits, especially Ricci’s The true meaning of the Lord of Heaven. They came to consider Catholicism as a new interpretation of Early Confucianism, and embraced it with faith. By contrast, lower-class Koreans understood that Catholic belief was different ...

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Chinese-Irish mass in Gardiner Street Church

The mass to commemorate Matteo Ricci commemorative mass in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner St, on Sunday 9 May was a moving occasion for the hundreds who attended. Chinese Jesuit John Lee SJ read the Gospel in his native tongue, and a Chinese choir provided the music. In his homily, Fr Lee said that despite the challenges facing the estimated ...

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Ricci remembered by Irish Province

The Irish Province celebrated the life of Matteo Ricci this weekend, 8-10 May, marking the 400th anniversary of this extraordinary Jesuit missionary, with an international conference on Saturday and commemorative bi-lingual Mass on Sunday. Over 100 people were welcomed to the conference in Gonzaga by the Provincial, John Dardis SJ, who said that Ricci was an inspirational man for the ...

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