Studies on the Jesuits and the Arts

December 8, 2015

This winter's Studies is a special issue dedicated to the Jesuits and the arts, including essays relating to last year's commemorative exhibition in the National Gallery.

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JESUITICA: Saint Jean de Brébeuf SJ

August 11, 2009

Lacrosse began life as a sport to instil manly virtues and preparedness for war in the youth of Native American tribes. St Jean de Brébeuf SJ observed the game being...

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JESUITICA: Jesuit bark better than bite

May 19, 2009

Jesuit bark (or Pulvis Patrum) was the historical name for quinine, the most celebrated remedy for malaria. Taken from the cinchona tree, its ability to bring down fever had been...

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JESUITICA: Early ecumenism

May 12, 2009

In 1687 a multi-denominational Jesuit school in Edinburgh described its ethos: “There shall be all freedom for everyone to practise what Religion he shall please. None shall upbraid or reproach...

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JESUITICA: Clerical dress

May 5, 2009

Matteo Ricci SJ, a very innovative Jesuit missionary who lived in China from 1582 until his death in 1610, described Jesuit dress at the court of the Ming Emperor: “We have let our beards...

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JESUITICA: Making men of them

February 17, 2009

“Give me a boy for the first seven years and I will give you the man.” Anyone who can document this as a principle of Jesuit education can claim a...

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