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The Jesuits

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“Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam” (For the greater glory of God)

 “I will believe that the white that I see is black if the hierarchical Church so defines it.”
– Ignatius Loyola

 

 

IGI-1Founded in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola

  • Received a commendation from Pope Paul III and were allowed to become priests
  • The ‘Society of Jesus’ order was then set up in 1540
  • Regimini militantis ecclesiae – Papal Bull issued in 1540 recognising their organisation
  • Military-style organisation
  • Focused on spreading Catholic values through education
  • Encouraged obedience to scripture
  • Jesuits focused on a high standard of academic study as a way of counteracting low standards within the Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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