Society of Jesus

[[Christogram]]{{pb}}Official seal of the Jesuits The Society of Jesus (; abbreviated SJ), also known as the Jesuits (; ), is a religious order of the Catholic Church headquartered in Rome. It was founded by Ignatius of Loyola and six companions with the approval of Pope Paul III in 1540. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations. Jesuits work in education, research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, sponsor direct social ministries, and promote ecumenical dialogue.

The Society of Jesus is consecrated under the patronage of Madonna Della Strada, a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and it is led by a Superior General. The headquarters of the society, its General Curia, is in Rome. The historic curia of Ignatius is now part of the attached to the Church of the Gesù, the Jesuit mother church.

Members of the Society of Jesus are expected to accept orders to go anywhere in the world, where they might be required to live in extreme conditions. This was so because Ignatius, its leading founder, was a nobleman who had a military background. Accordingly, the opening lines of the founding document declared that the society was founded for "whoever desires to serve as a soldier of God,}} to strive especially for the defence and propagation of the faith, and for the progress of souls in Christian life and doctrine". Jesuits are thus sometimes referred to colloquially as "God's soldiers", "God's marines", or "the Company". The society participated in the Counter-Reformation and, later, in the implementation of the Second Vatican Council. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Jesuits
    Created 1986
    Location: Dinand Library, College of the Holy Cross
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    by Jesuits. Maryland Province
    Created 1976
    Location: PAHRC Library, Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC)
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    by Jesuits. Austrian Province.
    Created 1860
    Location: PAHRC Library, Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC)
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    Created 1634
    Other Authors: ...Jesuits Belgian province...
    Location: John J. Burns Library, Boston College
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    Created 1892
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    Location: Dinand Library, College of the Holy Cross
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    Created 1869
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    Location: John J. Burns Library, Boston College
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    Created 1757
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    Created 1705
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    Created 1606
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    Location: Dinand Library, College of the Holy Cross
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    Created 1834
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    Created 1937
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    Created 1943
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    Created 1727
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    Location: John J. Burns Library, Boston College
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    Created 1635
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    Location: Cudahy Archives, Loyola University Chicago
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    Created 1606
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    Location: Cudahy Archives, Loyola University Chicago
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    Created 1635
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    Created 1635
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    Location: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University
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    Created 1943
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    Location: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University
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    Created 1819
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    Location: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University
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    Created 1908
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    Location: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University
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    Created 1606
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    Location: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University
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    Created 1583
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    Location: Cudahy Archives, Loyola University Chicago
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    Created 1615
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    Location: Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
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    Created 1635
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