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JESUITICA: Doing pirouettes

In their effort to teach good public speaking, the Jesuit educators of the 17th and 18th centuries moved into drama. The plays which they wrote and directed were originally in Latin. As a diversion for those whose Latin was weak, they inserted musical interludes, which developed into musicals with dance, and so into opera. A critic in King Louis XIV’s ...

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Short Notices

Niall S. Leahy, who in our last issue described his 5-week pilgrimage round Ulster, embarked on a longer pilgrimage on 6 September, when he and Ronan McCoy took their first vows as Jesuits in the Birmingham noviciate. Pictured, left to right, are Niall, Ronan, Paul Nicholson (Novice Master), and fellow-novices Jos Moons, and Bart Baele. The Gardiner St Gospel Choir ...

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