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Inspirational Jesuits

 

Peter McVerry

For more than four decades Peter McVerry has committed himself to the welfare of the homeless in Dublin.

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Luís Archer

The Society of Jesus has produced men of brilliance in a vast range of areas outside of religious learning. From artists to astronomers, many of them have acquired expertise which addresses more than people's spiritual needs. Luís Archer showed that science and religion can not just coexist, but can allow each other to mutually prosper.

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Pope Francis

A BIG HEART OPEN TO GOD: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH POPE FRANCIS Editor’s Note: This interview with Pope Francis took place over the course of three meetings during August 2013 in Rome. The interview was conducted in person by Antonio Spadaro SJ, editor-in-chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal. Father Spadaro conducted the interview on behalf of La ...

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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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