200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus (2014)

Calendar year 2014 marks 200 years since the  Restoration of the Society of Jesus following 41 years of  Suppression. Pressured by the royal courts of Portugal, France and Spain, Pope Clement XIV suppressed the Society, causing Jesuits throughout the world to renounce their vows and go into exile. Pope Pius VII, a Benedictine, restored the Society on August 7, 1814.


Suppression of the Society of Jesus


Watch this brief video as Matt Dunch, S.J. discusses the suppression of the Society of Jesus. (6 minutes)


Restoration of the Society of Jesus

Watch this brief video as Matt Dunch, S.J. discusses the
restoration of the Society of Jesus. (5 minutes)


Jesuit History: A Timeline of Milestones

Click here to discover important events in the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the history of the Society of Jesus.
 

 


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