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 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.
Born on December 18, 1927 in Bacolod City, Varela was ordained a priest on March 17, 1956 in Cebu City and later became a member of the Society of Jesus.
He begins with the establishment of the Jesuits in a city, and concludes with the date of the final interaction between the Society of Jesus and the local university or 1773, whichever comes first.
He joined the Society of Jesus in order to commit himself in service to God and to people.
The controversial Loyola Hall in Rainhill was closed as a Jesuit retreat in 2014 by owners The Society of Jesus and it had since been used as a hostel.
NEW DELHI * As the Society of Jesus gets ready to elect a new superior general, South Asia--its largest unit--looks forward to a leader who can help them respond to the challenges that Pope Francis has thrown at Catholic religious.
The Celebrated Museum of the Roman College of the Society of Jesus
He became a priest and worked at the Wah Yan College, China, a Catholic secondary school for boys run by the Society of Jesus.
1620; the 17th and 18th centuries, including conflicts between Jesuits and Jansenists regarding grace and human freedom, moral theology, and sacramental practice; the restored Society of Jesus from 1815 to the 1950s, with both reactionary currents of thought as well as the nouvelle theologie of Henri de Lubac and the "supernatural existential" of Karl Rahner; Vatican II to the present, with a truly global Society of Jesus, whose theologians work not only in Europe and North America but also in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
The concert, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, will feature the music of Rev.
The Society of Jesus is a Christian male religious congregation of the Catholic Church.
Instruments of the Divinity: Providence and Praxis in the Foundation of the Society of Jesus

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