In Rome, the Society of Jesus —a Roman Catholic missionary organization—receives its charter from Pope Paul III. The Jesuit order played an important role in the Counter-Reformation and eventually succeeded in converting millions around the world to Catholicism.
The main goals of the Jesuits were to educate people around the world about Catholicism, stop the spread of Protestantism, and convert people to
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.
Roman Catholicism is a religion. It is the largest branch of Christianity. The Jesuits are an order of Roman Catholic priests.
The founding members of the Society of Jesus took a vow of poverty, chastity and obedience under Ignatius. Current Jesuits take the same three vows today, along with a vow of obedience to the Pope.
Shaped by their experiences with the poor and powerless, many Jesuits lean liberal , politically and theologically, and are more concerned with social and economic justice than with matters of doctrinal purity.
The Jesuit order claims more than 16,000 members across the world. Jesuits take four vows: chastity, poverty, obedience, and specific obedience to their missions as defined by the Pope.
After his novitiate in the Society of Jesus, Bergoglio officially became a Jesuit on 12 March 1960, when he made the religious profession of the initial, perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience of a member of the order.
Jesuit education is known for its personalized attention and concern for the whole person — mind, body and spirit. We not only develop you as a student competent in your area of study, but ensure you are strong in character and conviction as well.
The Society of Jesus ( SJ ; Latin: Societas Iesu ) 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 members are called Jesuits (/ˈdʒɛzjuɪt/; Latin: Iesuitæ).
While women have always been part of the Jesuit story, their place in the Jesuit ministry of education has been defined more sharply in the present historical moment. Jesuits , in their “way of pro- ceeding,” need to recognize that women are a rich and still largely untapped resource.
The thirty-first and current Superior General is the Reverend Father Arturo Sosa, elected by the 36th General Congregation on 14 October 2016. List of Superiors General.
|Superior General||Arturo Sosa|
|Took office||October 14, 2016|
|Left office Deceased||Incumbent|
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Pope Joan , legendary female pontiff who supposedly reigned, under the title of John VIII , for slightly more than 25 months, from 855 to 858, between the pontificates of St. Leo IV (847–855) and Benedict III (855–858).
Generally speaking, in modern Christianity, Protestant and some independent Catholic churches allow for ordained clergy to marry after ordination.
I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang,