Friday, February 26, 2010

"Crossing the Divide: Jesuits on the American Frontier"

THE GLORIOUS PAST of the Society of Jesus is shown in a new exhibit opening tonight: "Crossing the Divide: Jesuits on the American Frontier", at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.  From the website:
The exhibition opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, and continues until Sunday, June 27.

Founded by Ignatius Loyola in the year 1534, the men of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) concentrated their efforts on foreign missions, education and scholarship. In the year 1823, a new generation of Jesuit missionaries arrived in St. Louis.

Like the Jesuit missionaries of old, these Jesuits were also keen observers of the people they encountered as well as the geography and ecology that differed so much from what they had known in Europe.
A Jesuit friend tells me that they have a larger number of young new Jesuit Scholastics they they have had in decades. May the Society have a glorious future in service of Christ and His Church.

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