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Tribute to a Latin American martyr

March 22 was the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of Luis Espinal SJ in Bolivia. Michael O'Sullivan SJ recounts his life and spirituality

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Rutilio Grande, Jesuit and martyr

Pope Francis recently recognised the martyrdom of Fr Rutilio Grande García SJ, murdered in El Salvador in 1977. Michael O'Sullivan offers a short introduction to his life

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Jesuit Letters book launched

The Irish Jesuit Annual Letters, 1604-1674, edited by Vera Moynes, was launched on 13 September by the publishers, The Irish Manuscripts Commission

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John Courtney Murray

John Courtney Murray, author of arguably the most controversial document to arise from Vatican II, Dignitatis Humanae, was vital in articulating the Church’s defence of the right of everyone to religious freedom. Born in New York City in 1904, Murray was educated at a Jesuit high school in Manhattan, and in 1920 he decided to enter their novitiate, at the ...

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Jesuits and the influenza, 1918-19

Jesuits and their schools were not immune to the ravages of the influenza outbreak which killed 100 million people just after World War I

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Unique view of early Jesuit Irish mission

A recent publication by the Jesuit Archives in Rome provides a unique view of the first Jesuits in Ireland, during the Irish Mission of the 16th to 18th century.

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Roscrea remembers a heroic Jesuit

Roscrea Library is marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Fr Michael Bergin SJ, from nearby Fancroft, with an exhibition curated by Irish Jesuit Archives

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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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