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Decree 2: “Servants of Christ’s Mission,” General Congregation 34 (1995)

All Jesuits, according to the following decree from the 34th General Congregation, “are servants of Christ’s mission,” and all Jesuits have experienced a “time of testing” and a “time of grace” since the general congregations of the 1960s and 1970s.  The delegates at the 34th General Congregation note here now the previous decades have made […]

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September 2021: Fall Season of Jesuit Studies Cafés Announced

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies has announced the hosts and themes for the Fall 2021 Jesuit Studies Cafés. The series of informal, remote discussions with the world’s preeminent scholars working on the history, spirituality, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus presents unique opportunities to learn more about the newest and most interesting scholarship in

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Visions of Contemplation: Jesuits and Their Rhetoric of Persuasion in Japan, by Aiko Okamoto-MacPhail

Visions of Contemplation: Jesuits and Their Rhetoric of Persuasion in Japan   Aiko Okamoto-MacPhail Indiana University   Originally published: July 14, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.22     When Saint Francis Xavier set sail to India on April 7, 1541,[1] it was about a year before the first Europeans “discovered” Japan.[2] Xavier was nominated núncio apostólico (apostolic

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Jesuit Science in America: The Bulletin of the American Association of Jesuit Scientists (1922–66), by Francisco Malta Romeiras

Jesuit Science in America: The Bulletin of the American Association of Jesuit Scientists (1922–66)   Francisco Malta Romeiras Universidade de Lisboa   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.24     Introduction In August 1922, a group of teachers from East Coast colleges and universities established the American Association of Jesuit Scientists. Although it was

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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

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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

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October 2019: Sangelli Institute Hosts International Workshop on Education and Culture

A three-day workshop begins October 2 at the Istituto Sangalli in Florence. The event features a number of scholars from around the world to present on the topic “Entangled Knowledges: Education and Culture in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (XIIIth-XIXth C).”   This is the fifth international workshop hosted by the Istituto Sangalli, allowing emerging scholars

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October 2018: Grendler Honored with Feore Lecture and Ganss Award

On October 2, 2018, the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies welcomed Paul Grendler, eminent historian and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, to deliver the 2018 Feore Family Lecture on Jesuit Studies. Grendler’s lecture was titled “A Historian’s Journey to Jesuit Education.” The event also celebrated Grendler’s scholarly contributions, with the Institute presenting him

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March 2018: Jesuit Studies Presentations at the Renaissance Society of America Conference

The Renaissance Society of America annual conference, held in New Orleans from March 22-24, features several presentations related to the field of Jesuit Studies. Summaries of some of the presentations appear below.   More information about the conference and the RSA can be found at: http://www.rsa.org/     “‘We Must Stop This Snaking Plague!’: Jesuits and

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