Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Jesuit Presence In Innsbruck

The Jesuit presence in Innsbruck dates back to 1562, when St. Peter Canisius established a Jesuit college at the invitation of Emperor Ferdinand I. The institution that Canisius founded survives to this day as the Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck
which is no longer under Jesuit administration but remains one of the leading secondary schools in Western Austria. 
The Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Innsbruck also traces its origins to the Jesuit college founded in 1562, though the university itself wasn't founded until 1669.
Link (here) to Jesuit Joe at The City and the World.

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