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)
  • Watch the video.


Restoration of the Society of Jesus

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.
  • Click here to see an Illustrated Timeline of the Life of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Featured Resources


The Spirit of a University

This collection of prayers and invocations offered at Xavier University reflect the collective spirit, mission and identity of a Jesuit university.


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Ignatian Journal

This handsome, spiral-bound "undated" planner is perfect for faculty, staff, and students alike. Its pages include quotes, illustrations, and reflections. Use it for your daily schedule or journaling.

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Lighting The Way: Student Leaders

This book of reflections on Jesuit values was written by student leaders for student leaders. Articles
include: A.M.D.G., Cura Personalis, Discernment, Reflection, Finding God in All Things,and several
others. Reflection questions help students think about how these values impact their studies and leadership.
It is perfect for training student government, resident hall advisors, orientation leaders, retreat leaders
and other students who have leadership roles on campus.

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