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
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Society of Jesus

nCompagnia di Gesù
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The ECHO has previously reported that the Society of Jesus attributed the closure to a lack of Jesuit priests to direct the centre.
Dear, long an ardent critic of our nation's preferential option for war, found himself outside the Society of Jesus primarily, as he tells it, because of his peace work.
In a time of crisis for a Church facing everything from the sexual abuse scandal to the priestly prostitution brouhaha, who better than someone from the Monita Secreta - based Society of Jesus to lead the flock?
Under a settlement, the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, will also apologise to the victims.
15 Wolverhampton Saint Ignatius of Loyola, whose feast day is celebrated on July 31, was a Spanish knight who became a hermit and priest, founding the Society of Jesus.
O'Malley highlighted the recent fascination of scholars coming from various backgrounds with the early modern phenomenon named the Society of Jesus.
McKevitt's story begins in Europe, with a description of the Society of Jesus and the persecution of the order in nineteenth-century Italy.
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It does not appear likely to me that the Protestant polemicists who turned it against the Society of Jesus had misquoted it, since the original would serve their purpose: "Sint ut sunt, aut non sint:" "Let them [Jesuits] be as they are, or let them cease to be
The Reverend Gerard Chojnacki, provincial of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, drafted a letter lambasting the church, citing "the grief this will cause many good priests and the Catholic faithful.
He then moved on to recounting Hopkins's conversion, his entrance into The Society of Jesus, and his life as a Jesuit.

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