Holy Cross is marking the year 2014 with a series of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuits.
Founded in 1540, the Society of Jesus was dissolved in the late 18th century, an age when many European heads of state, imbued with growing nationalist sentiment, opposed a very international Society of Jesus. But on Aug. 7, 1814, Pope Pius VII signed a decree authorizing the restoration of the Jesuits everywhere.
Aware of the fact that without that decree there very likely never would have been a College of the Holy Cross, the College will offer, in both spring and fall semesters of 2014, a variety of events in remembrance and celebration of Jesuit history and identity.
Jesuit institutions around the globe have made plans to celebrate the anniversary.
“I wish to invite every Jesuit, all our collaborators, every community, apostolic work, Region and Province of the Society [of Jesus] to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Society in 2014. … The better we remember our history and the more deeply we understand it, the better we will understand ourselves and our identity,” said Very Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Jesuits.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Spring Semester 2014
Fall Semester 2014
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