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Letter of Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach to Pope Benedict XVI on General Congregation 35 (2008)

In one of his last acts as superior general of the Society of Jesus, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach issued the following brief letter to Pope Benedict XIV. The correspondence was sent in reply to the pontiff’s own letter to the 35th General Congregation, then having recently begun at the Jesuits’ Curia in Rome. For more from the […]

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Letter of General Congregation 35 to Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach (2008)

For just its second time in its more than 400-year-old history (but for the second time in the last three decades), the Society of Jesus accepted the resignation of its superior general in 2008. At the 35th General Congregation, the delegates issued this statement to its outgoing general, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach. For more from the 35th

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Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach on General Congregation 35 (2008)

The delegates of the 35th General Congregation had been in session just three days when they received a letter of greeting from Pope Benedict XVI. The pontiff expresses his hope that “the present Congregation affirms with clarity the authentic charism of the Founder so as to encourage all Jesuits to promote true and healthy Catholic

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Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s Introductory Discourses for General Congregation 34 (1995)

Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, the superior general of the Society of Jesus, delivered the following remarks, over three days, to open the Jesuits’ 34th General Congregation. Kolvenbach reminds the delegates that their gathering had its “source and origins in the spiritual experience of Ignatius and his first companions,” that, in the words of Ignatius, theirs was “a

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Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s Homily Closing General Congregation 34 (1995)

The 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus came to close on March 22, 1995, having opened 76 days before. The Jesuits’ superior general, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, delivers the following homily at the Church of the Gesù in Rome. For more from the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, please consult this page.  

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Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s Homily Closing General Congregation 33 (1983)

Fifty-three days after it began, the 33rd General Congregation closed on October 25, 1983. The delegates had passed only six decrees (the 31st passed 16, and the 34th would pass 26). But, for the first time in the history of the Society of Jesus, the delegates had accepted the resignation of their superior general and

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Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s Homily at St. Peter’s Basilica, General Congregation 33 (1983)

The members of the 33rd General Congregation gathered at St. Peter’s Basilica to celebrate Mass, with their new superior general offering this homily. For more from the 33rd General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, please consult this page.     October 15, 1983   During this Eucharist which the General Congregation is celebrating for the

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Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s Homily to General Congregation 33 (1983)

In their first ballots, the delegates of the 33rd General Congregation elected Peter-Hans Kolvenbach their new superior general. After, the former the vice-provincial of the Near East offers this homily. For more from the 33rd General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, please consult this page.     September 16, 1983   As we take up

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Pedro de Ribadeneira and the Use of Sources: Critical History and Hagiography in the Early Society of Jesus, by Robert Scully, S.J.

Pedro de Ribadeneira and the Use of Sources: Critical History and Hagiography in the Early Society of Jesus   Robert E. Scully, S.J. Le Moyne College   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.02     Where can and should one draw the line between fact and fiction, norms and ideals, history and hagiography? The

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“You only torment and upset yourself”: Replies to a Restless Writer at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century, By Elisa Frei

“You only torment and upset yourself”: Replies to a Restless Writer at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century[1]   Elisa Frei Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.18     Introduction Ignatius of Loyola (c.1491–1556) founded the Society of Jesus in 1540 as an apostolic order, but from the

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