Founded in 1961, the Institute of 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 150 volumes.
In 2019, Jesuit Sources inaugurated a new imprint: IJS Studies–Research on Jesuits and the Society of Jesus, seeking to serve as a reputable addition of academic works to the rich catalogue of source materials at the Institute.
Ignatius of Loyola: Letters and Instructions
Edited by: 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.
The Letters and Instructions of Francis Xavier
Translated by: M. Joseph Costelloe, S.J.
The letters, which detail Xavier's journey and work throughout Asia, were widely circulated in Europe, where they were celebrated for their scholarship on other cultures and for what poet John Dryden called their “glowing with the love of God.”