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Founded at St. Louis in 1961 as the Institute of Jesuit Sources, Jesuit Sources specializes in preserving, maintaining, and expanding for scholars around the world important texts and studies in Jesuit history, spirituality, and pedagogy. It publishes Jesuit primary sources in English translation, monographs on the Jesuits, and auxiliary literature in Jesuit Studies. It currently features more than 100 volumes.

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Recent titles published at Jesuit Sources include:

The Duties of a Teacher, by Grzegorz Piramowicz and translated by Mark O’Connor

The True Meaning of the Lord of Heaven, by Matteo Ricci, edited by Thierry Meynard, S.J., and translated by Douglas Lancashire and Peter Hu Kou-chen, S.J.

The Spiritual Doctrine, by Louis Lallemant and translated by Patricia M. Ranum

The Exercise of the Christian Life, by Gaspar Loarte and translated by Charles R. Keenan

Jesuit Pedagogy, 1540-1616: A Reader, edited by Cristiano Casalini and Claude Pavur, S.J.

Notes on the Jesuits in China, by Hieromonk Fedosii Smorzhevskii and translated by Gregory Afinogenov


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popular texts


Jesuit Pedagogy, 1540-1616: A Reader

Ignatius of Loyola:
Letters and Instructions

 John W. Padberg, S.J., and John L. McCarthy, S.J.

Ignatius of Loyola is well known for his Spiritual Exercises and the Constitutions. But he was also the author of about 7,000 letters, some 370 of which are contained in a volume that is now the largest such collection in English. More »

The Life of Ignatius of Loyola

The Letters and Instructions of Francis Xavier
Translated by:  M. Joseph Costelloe, S.J.

His Life, His Times (Rome: Jesuit Historical Institute, 1973), assembles 138 letters and documents in The Letters and Instructions of Francis Xavier. More »


Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits

Hearts on Fire:
Praying with Jesuits

Edited by: Michael Harter, S.J.

A treasure trove of Ignatian prayers written by some 40 Jesuits from the foundation of the Society to the twenty-first century. More »