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“Religious Evangelization during Crisis,” Pedro Arrupe (1976)

Journalist Renzo Giacomelli of the Vatican Radio Station conducted an interview with Pedro Arrupe in December 1976. A transcript of that exchange appears below. Among the topics considered is how men and women from religious orders can evangelize and develop man, especially when, as Giacomelli notes, “the crisis of religious institutes is widespread and profound.”

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Decree 14: “Jesuits and the Situation of Women in Church and Civil Society,” General Congregation 34 (1995)

The 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus took place, according to its delegates, as the Catholic Church “reacted strongly against” the “continuing discrimination and prejudice” against women. In the decree below, the Jesuits delegates argue for a need for the Society of Jesus to “join with interchurch and interreligious groups in order to

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September 2017: Crossings and Dwellings Published by Brill’s Jesuit Studies Book Series

The newest addition to the Jesuit Studies book series at Brill is Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014. The volume emerged from a 2014 conference at Loyola University Chicago, held on the 200th anniversary of Pope Pius VII’s restoration of the Society of Jesus. It is edited by Kyle B. Roberts

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Cum Ex Plurium (1539)

“The founding of the Society of Jesus,” Jesuit historian Joseph Conwell has argued, “begins with a discernment process.” The fruits of that process of discernment appear in the following document, Cum ex plurim, written by Ignatius and his companions in 1539. The document articulates the founders’ vision for what became the Jesuit order. Indeed, five

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March 2017: Jesuit Studies Roundtable at Loyola-Chicago

Loyola University Chicago hosted a Jesuit Studies Roundtable in advance of the annual Renaissance Society of America conference. Organized by Emanuele Colombo (Depaul University) and Stephen Schloesser (Loyola), the workshop consisted of presentations of current and future scholarly and digital projects. Presenting were: Scott Hendrickson, SJ, on “Continued Research on Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, SJ (1595-1658)”;

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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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