Pope Pius VII

AMDGToday, 7 August 2014, we commemorate the Restoration of the Society of Jesus by Pope Pius VII in 1814. At the start of the year, Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, Superior General of the Jesuits, introduced it in this way:"We want 2014 to be a year of study and reflection."All the crises of history enclose a hidden wisdom that needs to be fathomed. For us, Jesuits, this is the commemoration of our greatest crisis. It is, therefore, important that we should learn from the events...
On Thursday 7 August, the Society of Jesus throughout the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of its Restoration by Pope Pius VII. Although the English Province had been technically reinstated 11 years previously, the occasion is still a cause of major celebration.A dozen or so English Jesuits had survived the Suppression of the Society of Jesus by Pope Clement XIV in 1773 and were continuing ministry at their college in Liege (then an independent principality, now modern Belgium) when it...