Jesuit history

Henri de Lubac

February 20, 2017

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

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Saint Paul Miki

February 6, 2017

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...

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Michel de Certeau

January 10, 2017

It has been said of French Jesuit academic and scholar Michel de Certeau, who died in 1986, that he had "an intelligence without bounds".

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Saint Peter Canisius

December 21, 2016

Hailed as the Second Apostle of Germany, Saint Peter Canisius dedicated his life to the revitalisation of the Catholic Church across Central Europe after the ruptures of the Reformation.

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A sentimental journey to Emo

September 28, 2016

On Wednesday 12 October, there will be a gathering of Jesuits and friends in Emo Court, Co. Laois, the latest in what has become a hugely successful and much-anticipated annual...

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Following the Jesuit trail

September 13, 2016

For this year’s Heritage Week, archivist Damien Burke gave a number of walking tours focusing on sites of Jesuit history on the north-side of Dublin.

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Ireland and the Jesuits

video July 29, 2015

An introduction to Ireland, its history, and the history of then Jesuits in the country. It was shown to the participants at the interprovincial meeting in Heverlee, Leuven, Belgium, before...

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Jesuits and the Arts

April 1, 2015

"The Society of Jesus was probably the most prolific patron of the arts in the Baroque era". This was the bold claim made by renowned historian John O'Malley SJ during...

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Jesuits and the Baroque

February 24, 2015

As part of the bi-centenary celebrations of the restoration of the Jesuits in 1814, the National Gallery will host a three-month exhibition of Baroque art relating to the counter-Reformation. A...

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