2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, one of the most significant events in nineteenth-century cultural and religious history but also one of the least well-studied. This exhibit aims to shed new light on neglected aspects of this vital subject. It accompanies an international conference on the same topic at Boston College (11-15 June 2014).
See the conference website for more details.
The 1773 suppression of the Jesuits, and the various national expulsions and banishments that preceded it, sought to destroy the Society as a corporate entity. This did not spell the end of the Jesuit enterprise, however. Persecuted by the Catholic monarchies of Portugal, Spain, and France, the Jesuits survived in various guises and locales across the globe. The exhibit focuses on three of these and the links between them but also looks at the parallel contexts in other parts of Asia, South and North America, and central and Western Europe.
The Burns Library exhibit comprises of books from the Jesuitica collection and religious artifacts from the Liturgy & Life Collection.