The Society of Jesus


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The Roman Catholic order whose members are called Jesuits. See Jesuit.

See also: Jesus

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The prince was surprised that so simple an idea had not occurred to him, and he applied for advice to the holy brethren of the Society of Jesus, with whom he was on intimate terms.
While debates on Gallicanism and Probabilism overlap, this new role of public opinion would force the Society of Jesus to integrate it explicitly into the moral debate.
He shows how Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) and the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, contributed to that history during the Counter-Reformation, focusing on how the order influenced the representation of various kinds of corruption throughout the Enlightenment.
Many readers, Jesuits included, thought she captured the ethos, mythos, and yes, even the pathos of the Society of Jesus quite accurately.
I was there some years ago visiting my uncle who was a priest with the Society of Jesus and had, at that time, a mission there.
Thierry also suggests that Lescarbot got the antipathy toward the Society of Jesus that later precipitated him into the controversy with Fuzy from his earlier efforts to reaffirm the traditional French alliance with the Swiss, an alliance the Jesuits were working to undo in the interests of the broadest possible alliance against Protestants.
The entire Bellarmine College Preparatory community of students, Jesuits, faculty and staff gathered today to witness the signing of a sponsorship agreement between the school and its sponsoring body, the California Province of the Society of Jesus.
The Society of Jesus has been the only order allowed to promulgate its own decisions without even submitting them for approval to the Vatican Congregation for Religious.
The book focuses on the work of individual Jesuits, and the relationship between their scientific work and the religious mission of the Society of Jesus.
Educated at St Francis Xavier College, and afterwards at Stonyhurst, Joseph Browne joined the Society of Jesus in 1874 and was ordained in 1889.
The book shows very clearly and successfully how several vivid concepts and images inspire and structure the Constitutions: helping souls, being sent on mission, Jesuit life as pilgrimage in service of others, vows in service of that pilgrimage, the Society of Jesus as a worldwide body and brotherhood, community as witness and community for mission, union of the dispersed, governance as spiritual discernment and dependence on God's providence, and the world as a vineyard in need of workers who are companions of Jesus.
We join the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, the generations of alumni of the Ateneo de Manila University, and men and women of media, arts, and letters, who mourn the loss of this man of faith, good cheer, and eloquence," Malacanang said in a statement.