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Jacques Berthieu SJ

The Jesuit saint who wanted a small heart The feast day of the French Jesuit saint and martyr, Fr. Jacques Berthieu (1838-1896), is celebrated on the 8th of June. Fr. Jacques was canonized in 2012. Fr. Tom Casey reflects on the vocation of this humble and generous Jesuit priest. We instinctively like people with big hearts, who are full of life ...

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Matteo Ricci SJ

Matteo Ricci SJ

The Italian priest Matteo Ricci SJ arrived in China in 1582. Matteo realised that there was much goodness in the Confucian wisdom and tradition which was prevalent in China at that time. Recognising that Confucianism could be used as a starting point for preaching the gospel, Matteo studied the Confusian texts to such a degree that the Confucian teachers or ...

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