Malcolm Rodrigues SJ describes the political unrest leading up to and following the granting of independence to British Guyana, which provided the circumstances for Fr Darke's death on 14 July 1979.
What effect did the Chinese people have on the life and work of Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci and his companions? Professor Nicolas Standaert considers how the thought and customs of those who received the mission, the Chinese people, shaped the work and ideas of the Jesuits.
For the Elizabethan government, for some Catholic contemporaries and for a few subsequent historians, Robert Persons exemplified the Jesuit of myth and legend.
One of the pioneers of the Jesuit mission to China, Matteo Ricci remains a greatly respected figure for the Church and for the Chinese people. Yves Camus SJ introduces us to the man who has been called ‘the most outstanding cultural mediator between China and the West of all time’.
Joe Egerton suggests that, faced with today's theological, political and social challenges, we should reappraise Robert Parsons SJ, who died in Rome on 15 April 1610.
Joe Egerton draws a comparison between the contemporary Parliamentary reformer, Dr Tony Wright MP, and the Jesuit political theologian, Robert Parsons.
Dean Brackley SJ tells the story of the El Salvador martyrs. What can we learn from these teachers who stood up against an unjust regime and remained firm in their commitment to serving the truth?
This week, the Anglican Centre in Rome has hosted a course on what might be considered a surprising topic in that setting: the spirituality of St Ignatius. In an interview for Vatican Radio, Philippa Hitchen asked the two men behind this course, Rev David Richardson and Fr Gerry Whelan SJ, about how they were hoping to enrich the spiritual lives of the participants by giving them an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises and the work of the Jesuits.
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