Society of Jesus

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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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They fit into my Jesuit vocation because painting them is like praying through the four weeks of the exercises.
And yet he became, for me, a living reminder of the Christian and Jesuit vocation to take care of those left behind by society.
The scenes memorialized in the historical series become Ignatian topics discerned spiritually by means of poetic allegory in the emblematic series, the whole apparatus showing how sacred history may be emblematized to produce a true understanding of Ignatius as source of the Jesuit vocation.