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Homily of Father General Adolfo Nicolás Closing General Congregation 35 (2008)

The 35th General Congregation took place during the first two months of 2008. Its delegates approved six decrees and appointed a new superior general. At a Mass closing the congregation, Adolfo Nicolás remarks to his brethren: “I believe that we are all aware that we have had a great experience. The Word of God, however, […]

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Homily of Father General Adolfo Nicolás at the Mass of Thanksgiving (2008)

Nicolás delivered the following homily in Rome’s Church of the Gesù on January 20, 2008. The day before, the 217 members of General Congregation 35 had elected Nicolás, the former provincial of Japan and president of the Conference of Major Superiors of East Asia and Oceania, as their order’s new general. For more from the

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Early Modern Jesuit Writing of History as an Inspiration for Central European Historians before 1773, by Jakub Zouhar

Early Modern Jesuit Writing of History as an Inspiration for Central European Historians before 1773   Jakub Zouhar[1] Univerzita Hradec Králové   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.23     Introduction The phenomenon of early modern Jesuit historiography and its influence on other scholars in central Europe is of wider than regional importance. Nevertheless, the

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Knowledge and Personal Expectancies: Jesuit Intellectual Culture and Missionary Experience in the Early Jesuit Province of New Spain, by Hugo Zayas-González

Knowledge and Personal Expectancies: Jesuit Intellectual Culture and Missionary Experience in the Early Jesuit Province of New Spain   Hugo Zayas-González Central Michigan University   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.28     On October 28, 1575, Superior General Everard Mercurian (in office 1573–80) explained to Antonio Cordeses, provincial of Aragon, that his decision

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Philosophy at the Geopolitical Service of Mission: The Coimbra Jesuits’ “Wirkungsgeographie” (1542–1730), by Mário Santiago de Carvalho

Philosophy at the Geopolitical Service of Mission: The Coimbra Jesuits’ “Wirkungsgeographie” (1542–1730)   Mário Santiago de Carvalho Universidade de Coimbra   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.25     Almost as soon as it had been born, the Society of Jesus rapidly transformed into a “geographical network that virtually encircled the world.”[1] This essay

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Invisible Histories, Silenced Histories of the Philippines: The Labor evangélica: Ministerios apostólicos de los obreros de la Compañía de Jesús; Segunda parte (c.1701) by the Jesuit Diego de Oña (1655–1721), by Alexandre Coello de la Rosa

Invisible Histories, Silenced Histories of the Philippines: The Labor evangélica: Ministerios apostólicos de los obreros de la Compañía de Jesús; Segunda parte (c.1701) by the Jesuit Diego de Oña (1655–1721)   Alexandre Coello de la Rosa Universitat Pompeu Fabra   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.13     From the early years of his

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From Tintype to Twitter: Photography at the Irish Jesuit Archives, by Damien Burke

From Tintype to Twitter: Photography at the Irish Jesuit Archives[1]   Damien Burke Irish Archives of the Society of Jesus   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.09     Introduction Photographs are fragile objects: physically, they are easily torn, discolored, and mislaid; digitally, the advent of smartphones with the maelstrom of social media means

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Jesuit Libraries in the Old and the New Society of Jesus as a Historiographical Theme, by Noël Golvers

Jesuit Libraries in the Old and the New Society of Jesus as a Historiographical Theme   Noël Golvers KU Leuven   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.07     Beginning with the spread of Christianity in late antiquity, the clergy became one of the social groups that collected books—classical pre-Christian and Christian titles alike—not

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Francisco Suárez (1548–1617): Jesuits and the Complexities of Modernity (2018)

The fourth International Symposium on Jesuit Studies was co-organized in Seville in 2018 by the Departamento de Humanidades y Filosofía at Universidad Loyola Andalucía and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College. Its theme considered studied the work of Francisco Suárez and other Jesuits of his time in the context of diverse traditions

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June 2019: Program for 2019 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies, “Engaging Sources: The Tradition and Future of Collecting History in the Society of Jesus”

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies is pleased to announce the program for its 2019 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies. This event will be the institute’s fifth annual gathering of scholars from around the globe. It will be hosted at Boston College. The event has previously taken place in Boston, Nairobi, and Seville.   This

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