Society of Jesus


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Cultural formation Mary Ward
Her later years are to be seen in terms of her inner spiritual life as well as her public religious-political activities. Though her relations with the Jesuits and with the Papal Curia were often difficult...
Cultural formation Gerard Manley Hopkins
GMH entered the noviciate of the Jesuits , as a step towards joining the Order; at this time he symbolically burned many of his poems—but he first sent some copies to Robert Bridges .
Drabble, Margaret, editor. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press.
death John Oliver Hobbes
A requiem mass was held for JOH at the JesuitChurch of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, London, with an address given by Hobbes's friend Monsignor William Francis Brown . She was buried...
Literary responses Georgiana Fullerton
Geraldine Jewsbury , reviewing this novel for the Athenæum, commented that GFalways writes with grace and tenderness, but she is afraid to trust herself to her own gifts. She seems to have a...
Literary Setting Selina Bunbury
This markedly anti-Catholic story (which goes out of its way to criticise the Jesuits ) begins in the twelfth century, when the abbey was founded.
Rafroidi, Patrick. Irish Literature in English: The Romantic Period (1789-1850). Humanities Press.
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The narrator describes how a mother who had...
politics Mary Ward
She received her instructions with great clarity in an experience akin to a vision.
Peters, Henriette. Mary Ward: A World in Contemplation. Translator Butterworth, Helen, Gracewing Books.
Her rule was to parallel that of the Jesuits . It was to be distinctive in its non-enclosure and in...
Author summary Gerard Manley Hopkins
GMH , whose desire to publish his poetry was frustrated in his Victorian lifetime by his Jesuit superiors, was first published in 1918 by his trusted friend and informal archivist Robert Bridges . During the...
Residence Gerard Manley Hopkins
It was the custom of the Society of Jesus that every Jesuit should be moved to a different position annually, to prevent the development of worldly ties. GMH found this frequent uprooting very hard to...
Textual Features Winefrid Thimelby
WT keeps in close touch with family members through her letters, expressing her sense of involvement through her anxiety for Jesuit brothers travelling invisibly around England, or her concern for the different problems of a...
Textual Production Frances Trollope
FT published the three-volume anti-Jesuit , arguably anti-Catholic novel Father Eustace: A Tale of the Jesuits.
Trollope, Frances. Father Eustace. Garland.
Heineman, Helen. Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century. Ohio University Press.
Textual Production Evelyn Waugh
EW published his first historical biography, that of Edmund Campion , whom one of his reviewers called the most attractive of the Jesuits who suffered under Queen Elizabeth 's penal administration.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
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Textual Production Gerard Manley Hopkins
GMH won the Poetry Prize at Highgate School in 1860, the year he turned sixteen. He was still writing as an undergraduate at Oxford in 1863-7. But when he became a Jesuit in 1868 he...
Textual Production Gerard Manley Hopkins
Hopkins began writing poetry again after becoming a Jesuit on officially-sanctioned religious topics, like the praise of the Virgin Mary.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Anne Barker
This magazine reflected its editor's wide interests. Along with items on the Jesuits , on church fathers, on Helping London's Poor, it included articles on travel and pets, authors and composers.
Gilderdale, Betty. The Seven Lives of Lady Barker. Canterbury University Press.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Jemima Kindersley
At Salvador in Brazil she finds an oppressive government reflected in the domestic oppression of wives and daughters. She notes the high numbers of monks and nuns (3,000 in the town), the power of the...


16 August 1534: St Ignatius Loyola, then an officer of Ferdinand...

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16 August 1534

St Ignatius Loyola , then an officer of Ferdinand V of Spain , laid the foundation (at Paris) for the Jesuits , also known as the Society of Jesus or the Order of Jesus.

27 September 1540: A Papal Bull officially established the Order...

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27 September 1540

A Papal Bull officially established the Order of the Jesuits at a maximum of sixty members.

1554: Juana of Austria, sister of Philip II of...

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Juana of Austria , sister of Philip II of Spain, was secretly accepted into the Jesuit order under the false name Mateo Sanchez.

1579: For the first time in Elizabeth's reign,...

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For the first time in Elizabeth 's reign, the Jesuits were expelled from England.

Easter Saturday 1605: Luisa de Carvajal, a Roman Catholic nun of...

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Easter Saturday 1605

Luisa de Carvajal , a Roman Catholic nun of noble Spanish family, landed at Dover as a missionary or activist at the behest of English Jesuits . While in London she wrote revealing letters about the city.

By November 1700: The recently founded SPCK opened a charity...

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By November 1700

The recently founded SPCK opened a charity school for forty girls at St Andrew's in Holborn, where a boys' school had opened early in the year. Subscribers included Sarah, Lady Cowper for three pounds...

1764: The Order of Jesuits was suppressed in France,...

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The Order of Jesuits was suppressed in France, and its property confiscated.

21 July 1773: The Order of Jesuits was abolished by Pope...

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21 July 1773

The Order of Jesuits was abolished by Pope Clement XIV ; they took refuge in Prussia, where their presence fed English anti-Catholicism.

7 August 1814: Pope Pius VII re-established the order of...

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7 August 1814

Pope Pius VII re-established the order of the Jesuits , and Roman Catholic missionary work began again with vigour.

1822: A Jesuit periodical began publication in...

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A Jesuit periodical began publication in English, bearing the title Annals of the Association for the Propagation of the Faith.

13 April 1829: The Catholic Emancipation Act at last received...

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13 April 1829

The Catholic Emancipation Act at last received the royal assent, allowing limited civil rights, for the first time, to Catholics in Britain.

1831-1846: Pope Gregory XVI established a framework...

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Pope Gregory XVI established a framework for organized Jesuit activity, formally creating a huge number of vicariates across the world.

1851: In a novel entitled The Female Jesuit, or,...

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In a novel entitled The Female Jesuit, or, a Spy in the Family, Jemima Luke presents a Roman Catholic young woman, Marie, taken in by a Protestant family, where she makes all kinds of trouble.


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