restoration

Dominus ac Redemptor, the Bull of Restoration
We often read that the Society of Jesus was destroyed in 1773 and restored in 1814. In terms of the Jesuits' global, legal existence this is not inaccurate. It is important to remember, however, that the Society never entirely disappeared during the suppression era. It survived, indeed thrived, in the Russian empire and in 1801, a papal brief granted official recognition to this outpost of the supposedly expunged Society. This encouraged many groups of ex-Jesuits, including men in England, to...
This is the eleventh reflection commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus. A reflection on the life of Blessed Rupert Mayer.The Community of Taizé sing “The Kingdom of God is justice and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Come, Lord, and open in us the gates of your kingdom.”Rupert Mayer was born in 1876 and became a Jesuit in 1900. He was known as ‘The Apostle of Munich’. In the First World War, he was an Army Chaplain working...
This is the tenth reflection, commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus. A reflection on the life of Bl Miguel Pro.The nuns of Mary, Queen of Apostles, sing the hymn Jesu dulcis mermoria. Sweet is the very thought of Jesus; giving true joy to the heart. But sweeter than the sweetest honey, is his very Presence.Miguel Pro was martyred in 1927 having been arrested and executed for the crime of being a priest at a time which was described by the English...
Pope Francis will preside at a Thanksgiving Service in Rome this Saturday (27 September) to mark the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus. The early evening service will be televised live via Vatican Radio and will be available on You Tube. The Thanksgiving Service will take place at the Church of the Gesù, the mother church of the Society of Jesus in Rome. The main architects involved in the construction of the church (officially called the Chiesa del...
The British Jesuit Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, was the principal concelebrant at a special Mass at Clongowes Wood College near Dublin to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus and the founding of the College. Throughout the period of its Suppression (1773 to 1814), the British Jesuits gave shelter to some of their Irish brethren as well as taking care of their funds. Once the Society was restored in 1814, these funds would be used to purchase Castle Browne (...
This is the eighth Pray as you go reflection, commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus. A reflection on the life of St Alberto Hurtado.Joanne Boyce sings You are my Hands. As I listen to this music can I put myself entirely at Gods’ mercy?This month we are reflecting on the life of St Alberto Hurtado. Born in 1901, Alberto was a Chilean priest, lawyer and social worker, who in 1944 became the founder of the ground breaking charitable...
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 the Feast of St Ignatius (31 July), Fr Chiedza Chimhandanew SJ took over from Fr Stephen Buckland SJ as Jesuit Provincial in Zimbabwe, which was part of the British Province until 1978. One of Fr Buckland’s last services was the blessing by Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of a stone commemorating the Restoration of the Society of Jesus in 1814 and the arrival of the first Jesuit missionaries in the country 65 years later. Here Fr Buckland (standing at the lectern)...
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...
7 August 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Jesuits. Over the past year we’ve been publishing material prepared in collaboration with Pray as you go and Thinking Faith to celebrate the lives of twelve noted Jesuits from the past 200 years as part of the Calendar that was also published. This month, we’re releasing an audio version of a Novena prepared by the Curia in Rome to commemorate the Restoration. Each section of the Novena is around...

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