Members of the Society of Jesus founded by ignatius loyola in the sixteenth century.

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  • Jesuits —     The Society of Jesus     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Society of Jesus     (Company of Jesus, Jesuits)     See also DISTINGUISHED JESUITS …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • JESUITS — (or Society of Jesus), Roman Catholic religious order established in 1534. Its founder, the Spaniard Ignatius of Loyola, in his youth had been on pilgrimage to Jerusalem and was mainly responsible for the establishment of the house of catechumens …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • jesuits' — ; Jesuits ; …   English syllables

  • Jesuits — (Society of Jesus)    The order was founded in 1534 by a Spanish soldier turned cleric, Ignatius Loyola (1491–1556), who vowed to devote his life to bringing those won over to the Protestant Reformation back into the Catholic fold. Accepted as an …   Historical dictionary of Austria

  • JESUITS —    the name given in 1540 to the SOCIETY OF JESUS a brotherhood founded six years earlier by Ignatius LOYOLA. During the period 1540 1555 it grew rapidly, acquiring an autocratic structure provided by Loyola s military training and discipline… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Jesuits — Jes·u·it || dÊ’ezjʊɪt n. member of a Roman Catholic religious order called the Society of Jesus that was founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534; cunning person, deceptive person adj. of or pertaining to the Jesuits (Roman Catholic… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Jesuits —    The first missionaries of the order, Lalemant, Masse, and Brébeuf, arrived in Canada in 1625. Work among the Algonquians began that year; and among the Hurons in 1626. The mission to the Iroquois dates from 1642. With the Iroquois mission are… …   The makers of Canada

  • JESUITS —    or SOCIETY OF JESUS    the religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534, and approved of by bull of Paul III. in 1540, for the conversion of heretics and the propagation of the Roman Catholic faith, and reputed, however self denying at… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Jesuits —  / Society of Jesus  Иезуиты …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Jesuits —    This term designates members of the Society of Jesus, a religious community of priests and brothers, which was founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491 1556) …   Glossary of theological terms

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