By George M Anderson
The publication presents an account of many Jesuits, from the time of St. Ignatius to the 1990's, who've been incarcerated around the globe for his or her religion. it really is divided into chapters that care for particular topics relating to their imprisonment. The central issues are: prayer as a key aspect in survival, arrest and trial approaches, the event of soreness, Mass, the day-by-day order of legal existence, compelled exertions, ministry to different prisoners, guards, prisoners who turned Jesuits whereas imprisoned, group in legal, and voluntary incarceration.This is the 1st booklet to envision the adventure of incarcerated Jesuits world wide and down throughout the centuries from the viewpoint of those a variety of topics. a lot of the cloth is via the Jesuits themselves, in letters, autobiographical fragments and different sources-including imprecise courses lengthy out of print. the result's a meeting jointly of those items and fragments right into a coordinated entire, with remark on their value within the context of the political and cultural occasions in their time-situations that have been commonly the quick reason behind the Jesuits imprisonment, even if in Elizabethan England or in Communist China and Russia. A chart of imprisoned Jesuits by means of state of incarceration firstly, and a word list of names on the again (as good as an index), may also help the reader to maintain song of the names of the numerous Jesuits who determine within the ebook.
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N. , p. 1. Fr. Menzel sent the author a copy of his recollections in October, 1997-about a dozen pages. ,at the provincialate of Northern Germany. Fr. Ullrich sent me a report of the experience of all four arrested Jesuits, whichwas assenlbled from material in the Society’s archives. J. 14 IN CHRIST WITH PRISON interrogations, neither received a formal trial. Nor did Miguel Pro, imprisoned in Mexico in the earlier partof this century. The night before Pro’s execution on November 23, 1927, General Roberto Cruz, uneasy over the lack of due process in his condemnation to death, suggested to the Mexican president, Plutarco Elias Calles, that it might have been wiser to follow normal legal forms after his arrest.
G The mood of popular angerpaved the wayfor the arrest and month-long incarceration of twenty-threeFrench Jesuits early in September 1792. Like the priests aboard the prison ships near Rochefort, they had refused to take the oath of support for the constitution of the clergy, which called for the establishment of a national When Jan Hus was condemned as a heretic at the Council of Constance in 1415, his tonsure was “defaced with scissors . , . ’ Chenu, Prudhomme, Quere, and Thomas, The Book of Christian Martyrs, 112.
Ibid. Thwaites, Jesuit Relations, 39:197. The Elizabethan Jesuits: Historin Missionis Anglicanae Societatis Jesu (1660) of Henry &fore,trans. J. (London: Phillimore, 198l), 37. William Weston, An Autobiography frovn the Jesuit Underground, trans. Philip Caraman (New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1955), xxv. In Campion and Persons, E. E. Reynolds notes on p. ” 24 PRISON IN CHRIST WITH Similarly, Robert Southwell’s letter of August 31, 1588, to the superior general of the Society, Claudio Acquaviva, reflects an awareness of the English crowd’s anti-Catholic virulence.
With Christ in prison: Jesuits in jail from St. Ignatius to the present by George M Anderson