Saturday, September 27, 2008

Papal Approval Of The Society Of Jesus

On September 27 in 1540 Pope Paul III officially approved

the Society of Jesus, a body of Catholic priests organized by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 for missionary work. Today, the Jesuits are one of the largest Catholic teaching orders.

Link (here)

2 comments:

A Simple Sinner said...

We are 32 short years away from the 500 year mark.

One wonders, at the rate the Society is going, what will it look like then? I read a statistical analysis that pointed out that in the US province, there is only a replacement for one out of 10 priests being prepared... and the average age of a US Jebbie is something like 69 or 70.

What will become of them?

Joseph Fromm said...

I am not sure, but I have 40 years of blogging left in me, I let you know!