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Augustin Bea

Augustin Bea was confessor to Pope Pius XII and he was a key figure behind the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions.

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Greg Boyle

Greg Boyle SJ is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry programme in the world.

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Jacques Marquette

Frenchman Jacques Marquette was a missionary among the tribes of North America who explored the great Mississippi River. The Père Marquette River in Michigan was later named in his honour.

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Matteo Ricci

Matteo Ricci missioned in China where he brought together Christian and Confucian teachings. He was the first European to enter the Forbidden Palace in Beijing and left a profound legacy.

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Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley SJ was a pioneer of ecumenism in Ireland, particularly in co-founding the Irish School of Ecumenics.

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Daniel Berrigan

A lifelong civil rights activist and anti-war protester, American Jesuit Daniel Berrigan saw Christian life to involve discovering God simultaneously in both the Word and the World. He had a profound interest in scripture, and he was an author, teacher and poet, but his keenest conviction was that the divine encounter with humankind takes place in the very heart of ...

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Henry Garnet

Though Fr Henry Garnet favoured a peaceful response to the persecution of Catholics in Elizabethan England, he was executed on 3 May 1606 in response to the Gunpowder Plot.

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John Sullivan SJ: A fuller account

Fr John Sullivan SJ

Fr John Sullivan SJ: a loyal servant of God 1861-1933 A short introduction to the life of Blessed John Sullivan based on the recent book by Jesuit historian Thomas Morrissey SJ, Where Two Traditions Meet, published by Columba Press. Fr Todd Morrissey SJ John Sullivan was born into a prosperous Protestant background in Victorian Dublin. Though his mother was a ...

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Saint Peter Faber

One of the original seven companions at the Church of Montmartre in 1534, Peter Faber established the Portuguese Society of Jesus and helped revive the Catholic faith in Germany.

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Author of 'The Phenomenon of the Spirit' and 'The Phenomenon of Man', Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ was a French paleontologist and geologist who spent many years in China.

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