Search Results for: Roothaan

August 2021: Roothaan’s Writings Now Available in Open Access

In collaboration with the Boston College Libraries, the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies has worked to provide free online access to the seven volumes of Jan Roothaan’s writings. The collection includes the letters and spiritual writings of the twenty-first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, as published in the 1930s.   The digitization of […]

August 2021: Roothaan’s Writings Now Available in Open Access Read More »

Cover Letter to the Revised Ratio studiorum, Jan Roothaan (1832)

The 20th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, held in 1820, the first following the Jesuits’ restoration, offered an opportunity for the religious order to respond to the system of state-sponsored, or at least state-sanctioned, schools that had emerged since its suppression in 1773. The restored Jesuits faced the challenge of adjusting to the

Cover Letter to the Revised Ratio studiorum, Jan Roothaan (1832) Read More »

Exploring the Apostleship of Prayer Collection at the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI): Between Archival Analysis and Research Perspectives, by Sergio Palagiano

Exploring the Apostleship of Prayer Collection at the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI): Between Archival Analysis and Research Perspectives   Sergio Palagiano Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.32     The Apostleship of Prayer Collection, kept by the ARSI, constitutes a highly valuable source for research on several different

Exploring the Apostleship of Prayer Collection at the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI): Between Archival Analysis and Research Perspectives, by Sergio Palagiano Read More »

“Regulations for Our Black People”: Reconstructing the Experiences of Enslaved People in the United States through Jesuit Records, by Kelly L. Schmidt

“Regulations for Our Black People”: Reconstructing the Experiences of Enslaved People in the United States through Jesuit Records Kelly L. Schmidt Loyola University Chicago Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.12 In the Jesuit Archives and Research Center in Saint Louis, Missouri, there are only two folders labeled “Slaves, Slavery.” One is housed in the

“Regulations for Our Black People”: Reconstructing the Experiences of Enslaved People in the United States through Jesuit Records, by Kelly L. Schmidt Read More »

Slaveholding and Jesuit Recordkeeping in the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, 1717–1867, by Elsa B. Mendoza

Slaveholding and Jesuit Recordkeeping in the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, 1717–1867   Elsa B. Mendoza Georgetown University   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.11     On November 5, 1755, Nanny, a woman enslaved by the Maryland Jesuits, gave birth to a boy named John at Bohemia plantation. The records show

Slaveholding and Jesuit Recordkeeping in the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, 1717–1867, by Elsa B. Mendoza Read More »

A Spiritual Inheritance: Black Catholics in Southern Maryland, by Laura E. Masur

A Spiritual Inheritance: Black Catholics in Southern Maryland   Laura E. Masur The Catholic University of America   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.10     An old negro, the white-washer about St. Thomas’, told me a nice story of Father Hunter. One night, it was pitch dark, two young men came from Virginia

A Spiritual Inheritance: Black Catholics in Southern Maryland, by Laura E. Masur Read More »

April 2020: Fourth Season of the Jesuit Studies Café Series Closes with Jean-Pascal Gay

The popular Jesuit Studies Café series closes its fourth season on April 24 with a presentation led by Jean-Pascal Gay of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Gay speaks on “Why Theology Should Matter to Historians. Knowledge and Agency in the Early Modern Society. Around Théophile Raynaud (1583–1665).” Registration for the event is required. The deadline is

April 2020: Fourth Season of the Jesuit Studies Café Series Closes with Jean-Pascal Gay Read More »

Fathers General

The Society of Jesus—much like “all well-organized communities or congregations”—appoints a person “whose proper duty,” according to the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus, “is to attend to the universal good.” For the Jesuits in particular, the superior general’s “duty is the good government, preservation, and growth of the whole body of the Society.” (Rather

Fathers General Read More »