The Monita Secreta (' secret instructions') laid down a series of methods by which members of the Society of Jesus were supposed to increase their own power, wealth and influence: convincing landed men to enter the order and endow their estates, elevating society members to bishoprics, discrediting members of other orders and always promoting a reputation of poverty and piety.
What does SJ stand for?
SJ stands for Society of Jesus (formal name for Jesuits, Roman Catholic Order of men)
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We have 26 other meanings of SJ in our Acronym Attic
- Short Jacket (bullet type)
- Show Jumping
- Shrinkage Joint
- Side Judge (football)
- Sievers' J-Value (engineering/geology)
- Sitara-E-Jura'at (The Star of Gallantry awarded to Pakistan Armed Forces)
- Skinny Jeans (fad diet)
- Small Job
- Smart Jewelers
- Social Justice (various organizations)
Samples in periodicals archive:
If the polemic shows the dramatic political turn of the religious questions, the evolution of theological discourse is slower and remains subject to structural tensions, as demonstrated in the internal divisions within the Society of Jesus itself.
9781409437727 The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England, 1589-1597; building the faith of Saint Peter upon the King of Spain's monarchy.
More than 500 people have filed claims of abuse against the Oregon province of the Society of Jesus, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early this year, citing pending lawsuits over clergy sexual abuse claims.
The volume concludes with the editor's essay about the challenges of the Society of Jesus at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
Charles O’Byrne entered the Society of Jesus as a novice in 1989 and took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as a religious in the Society of Jesus in 1991," said Thomas R.
Father Nelligan graduated from Boston College High School in 1941 and entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook in Lenox, MA, on June 30, 1941.
O'Malley, SJ (Distinguished Professor of Church History at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts), Gauvin Alexander Bailey (Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts), and Giovanni Sale, SJ (Direct of the Jesuit Historical Institute in Rome, Italy), "The Jesuits And The Arts: 1540-1773" is a beautifully illustrated historical survey of the Jesuit's artistic enterprise in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia from the foundation os the Society of Jesus in 1540 to its suppression in 1773.