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Ignatian Christian Life

Ignatian Christian Life: A New Paradigm (2021), published by the Institute of Jesuit Sources, proposes a new model for the relationship between religion and culture, looking specifically at the Ignatian tradition and challenging the framework in which Ignatian scholars have … Continue reading

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Arrupe on the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pedro Arrupe, S.J., who served as Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 until 1983, frequently refers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in his personal letters and writings. These writings become something of a collection of love … Continue reading

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Exhortation and advice

Francesco Sacchini (1570–1625) was a much-respected rhetorician, biographer, and official historian of the Society of Jesus. At his death, he left behind two essays—The Protrepticon (“exhortation”) and the Paraenesis (“advice”)—valuable, ever-ready resources for those assigned to teach the younger students … Continue reading

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Handing on the Fire

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College is hosting a live webinar book launch on July 1 at 12 noon (ET) for one of its newest titles, Handing on the Fire: Making Spiritual Direction Ignatian. The book event … Continue reading

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Freedom Freed by Hope

Hope. Is it only for moments of despair or can hope free imagination, enlarge desires, and rehabilitate a zest for life? Jesuit priest Alberto Munaiz, S.J., a graduate of the BC School of Theology and Ministry, looks at how hope … Continue reading

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Christianity’s earliest mystic

In the new book Paul: Christianity’s Premier Apostolic Mystic (Cascade Books, 2021), Boston College Professor Emeritus of Theology Harvey Egan, S.J., a renowned scholar of Christian mysticism, writes about Saint Paul the Apostle, Christianity’s earliest mystic. Fr. Egan focuses on … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray

James Martin, S.J., who received the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2018, has written a new book that offers a comprehensive guide to prayer for everyone from the doubtful skeptic to the devout … Continue reading

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Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age

Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age: Desmond and the Quest for God (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020) by Boston College alumnus Ryan G. Duns, S.J., is at the crossroads of theology and philosophy.  In his book, Fr. Duns frames … Continue reading

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Biography of Rutilio Grande, S.J.

Rutilio Grande, S.J., a parish priest who was assassinated in El Salvador in 1977, is arguably the first Jesuit to be martyred after the Society of Jesus had proclaimed its commitment to “the service of faith and the promotion of … Continue reading

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Translating Joseph de Jouvancy, S.J.

Joseph de Jouvancy, S.J., (1643–1719) is known for his plays, biographies, histories, orations, and, perhaps most notably, for his influential work De discendi et docendi ratione (The Way to Learn and the Way to Teach, 1703). In this work, Jouvancy describes … Continue reading

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