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Society of Jesus

n.
A Roman Catholic order of regular clergy, founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, that is strongly committed to education, theological scholarship, and missionary work.

Society of Jesus

n
(Roman Catholic Church) the religious order of the Jesuits, founded by Ignatius Loyola

Jes•u•it

(ˈdʒɛʒ u ɪt, -yu ɪt, ˈdʒɛz-)

n.
1. a member of a Roman Catholic religious order for men (Society of Jesus) founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534.
2. (often l.c.) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person.
[1550–60; < New Latin Jēsuita= Latin Jēsu(s) + -ita -ite1]
Jes`u•it′i•cal, adj.
Jes`u•it′i•cal•ly, adv.
Jes′u•it•ism, Jes′u•it•ry, n.

Society of Jesus

(Jesuits) A Catholic missionary and teaching order founded in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola, a Spanish soldier. Military in discipline and often controversial.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Society of Jesus - a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen; it is strongly committed to education and scholarship
monastic order, order - a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"
Jesuit - a member of the Jesuit order
Translations

Society of Jesus

nCompagnia di Gesù
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As once a would-be disciple wanted to attend first to His family duties before joining the company of Jesus, His clear response was, 'Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God' (Luke 9:59-60).
We now have the hope that death has no power over us and that we will enjoy the company of Jesus and His saints in heaven.
When things are put this way, Schillebeeckx does not pay proper heed at the importance of the time spent by the apostles in the company of Jesus during his earthly life.
It is radically and fundamentally an invitation into the company of Jesus by those he knows best and who live intimately and vulnerably with the same risks as Jesus.
Ignatius of Loyola and the original "company of Jesus" to invite a way of seeing the world as our own house.
They are the ones praying for a happy death, as Saint Joseph is traditionally known to have died in the company of Jesus and Mary.
It made my fancy to fly back to the utter humility and lowliness of the Word made flesh (His self-emptying) as one of the "cattle class" in a manger where he founded the first "Company of Jesus" made up of sheep and cattle and donkeys, the second paradox.