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March 2020: Conimbricenses.org Now Included Within the Portal to Jesuit Studies

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies is pleased to announce that the peer-reviewed articles on the Coimbra Jesuit Aristotelian tradition are now included with the search capabilities of the Portal to Jesuit Studies.   Conimbricenses.org facilitates the exploration of the unique educational influence of the Coimbra Jesuit Aristotelian instruction that stretched from Portugal to Asia and […]

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December 2019: New Title on Jesuit Prison Ministry during the Witch Trials

The Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu has published a new book by Frank Sobiech — Jesuit Prison Ministry in the Witch Trials of the Holy Roman Empire: Friedrich Spee SJ and his Cautio Criminalis (1631).   Sobiech’s book is the first study of prison ministry of Jesuits during the witch trials of the early seventeen century. According to

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Decree 1: “With Renewed Vigor and Zeal,” General Congregation 35 (2008)

On February 2, 2006, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, having reached an agreement with Pope Benedict XVI to allow for his resignation as the Jesuits’ superior general, dispatched a letter to the Society of Jesus indicating that “it had become more and more clear that the Society has arrived at a situation…which required a General Congregation.” That gathering—the

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Decree 13: “Cooperation with the Laity in Mission,” General Congregation 34 (1995)

The delegates of the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus argued that Catholic Church of the 21st century was to be “unmistakably…the ‘Church of the Laity.’” To praise, foster, and guide further collaboration with the laity, the Jesuits at the congregation issued the following the decree. It considers what the Society can offer

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Decree 1: “United with Christ on Mission,” General Congregation 34 (1995)

The following decree, the first promulgated by the 34th General Congregation, explains that the congregation’s “major work” is the “revision of our law and the orientation of our mission for today.” The delegates went about this work by calling for an “annotated text of the Constitutions,” which would include complementary norms “to enable Jesuits to

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Decree 51: “Changes in the Formula of the Provincial Congregation in Accord with the Decisions of the Present Congregation,” General Congregation 31 (1966)

The decrees promulgated by the 31st General Congregation required changes to how future provincial congregations would operate. The following decree outlines those changes to the Formula of the Provincial Congregations. Most of these changes concern who could participate in a provincial congregation. For more from the 31st General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, please

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Decree 50: “Changes in the Formula of the General Congregation in Accord with the Decisions of the Present Congregation,” General Congregation 31 (1966)

The decrees promulgated by the 31st General Congregation required changes to how future congregations would operate as described in the Formula of the General Congregation. The following decree outlines those changes. Among the alterations are those concerning the postulta (or petitions) Jesuits send for consideration at a general congregation. The decree notes that such postulta

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December 2021: Call for Applications — In-Residence Fellowship Program at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies welcomes applications for its in-residence fellowship program for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applications are due January 15, 2022.   The Institute offers one- and two-semester fellowships to facilitate the completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus. Both types of fellowship come with a stipend, furnished

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December 2021: Digital Copies of Ignatian Texts Available Through ARSI

Four texts — recently restored and digitized — are now available through the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu. Descriptions and links appear below.     Spiritual Exercises This codex contains the earliest surviving text of the Spiritual Exercises, in Latin, prepared in Rome in 1541. It also contains the earliest Spanish text, prepared in Rome between

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