Jesuit order

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Noun1.Jesuit order - 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
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ASTALOYSIUs' spokeswoman said: "We would urge anyone with any such allegations to get in touch with police." A spokesman for the Jesuit order insisted it takes claims of abuse seriously and employs a safeguarding officer.
In a question-and-answer session with members of the Jesuit order in Panama in January, the text of which was made public for the first time Feb.
Mark Falvey and how the Jesuit order paid $16 million as settlement on complaints of sexual abuse against him.
Earlier this month, officials of the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church overseeing at least 40 US states released the names of more than 240 members accused of abuse dating back to the 1950s.
Cline explores how the Ignatian spirituality and spiritual exercises of the Jesuit order can play a role in promoting inter-religious understanding globally.
He also is the first from South America, the first from the Jesuit order, the first to be elected after a papal resignation, (his immediate predecessor Benedict 16th resigned in 2012, citing poor health), and the first from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.
It was an apostolate viewed with suspicion not just by secular, but by religious authorities; many of these Jesuits, for example, would find their work leading them to seek a dispensation from Rome to either leave the clergy, or the Jesuit order.
Besides, history says he is the first personage among the Jesuit Order founded by Ignatius Loyola in the 16th Century to bailout the then Universal Church after the Reformation, to be so elected Pope.
1534-49), who approved the foundation of the Jesuit order in 1540.
One of the founders of the Jesuit order, in his passion for spreading the gospel Saint Francis was a symbol of obedience and humble disregard for himself in his quest to imitate Christ.
The new Jesuit order quickly found itself invited by church and royal officials to set up missions in Asia.
How rare to see an event whose purpose was not political gain, but the quest of peace; Pope Francis's own Jesuit order was founded to defend the faith against what Catholics believed were Luther's "heretical" reforms.