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  • proper n. An order of Roman Catholic clergy, the Jesuits, having a tradition of education, theological scholarship, and missionary work

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  • n. See Jesuit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


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  • The Society of Jesus is a religious order founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola.

    Archive 2008-01-06

  • The greatest work of the Society of Jesus is the publication of the "Acta Sanctorum", which has now reached the beginning of November, in 64 volumes.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The Society of Jesus is the second in the enumeration of the forces that produced and directed the great historic movement that we call the Counter-Reformation.

    Lectures on Modern history

  • Lawyers for the parties are now picking through the nuts-and-bolts finances of the region's Jesuits - formally known as the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province - to decide how much they are worth and how much they will pay in a global settlement to creditors.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • The Society of Jesus is the only Catholic male Religious congregation working in the nation and faces the constant threat of violence.

    Spero News

  • The Society of Jesus is the formal name for the Jesuits.

    Atlas Shrugs

  • Since then, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been part of the mission and spirituality of the Society of Jesus, aka the Jesuits.

    Rev. James Martin, S.J.: Sexual Abuse and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  • Separately, in recent weeks there have been 153 claims of abuse in Germany at the Society of Jesus, a priestly order, said Ursula Raue, a lawyer handing the cases for the Jesuits.

    Pope to Meet on German Abuse Cases

  • It comes as no surprise that the members of the Society of Jesus have abandoned the very precepts of their founder, St. Ignatius Loyola, most recently by concealing the crucifix and the script signifying the identity of Jesus Christ, in order to obtain a fleeting moment of recognition by an individual who rejects the most basic of human rights.

    RELIGION Blog |

  • Cao almost became a priest, spending six years in the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit order.

    Sam Gustin: In a Congress of millionaires, Republican Anh Cao voted for poor New Orleans


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