St. Ignatius Loyola, from the Ratio Studiorum (1606)

SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS
Books Illustrating the First Two Centuries
of Contemplation and Action of the Society of Jesus

 

About the Exhibit

Welcome to the online component of the Special Collections exhibit, "Spiritual Journeys: Books Illustrating the First Two Centuries of Contemplation and Action of the Society of Jesus," displayed in the St. Louis Room of Pius XII Memorial Library from September 10, 2008 to January 23, 2009. Featuring early Jesuit works from Pius Library's rare book collection, this exhibit explores the evolution of Jesuit identity over the first two centuries of the Society's existence.

The exhibit was curated by Paul Shore, with Rare Books Librarian Jennifer Lowe. The textual content of this website is an expanded version of the essay by Professor Shore that appears in the printed catalog. All books pictured here are from the library's collection.

Paul Shore is a recognized scholar of Jesuit history in the early modern period. He is the author of Jesuits and the Politics of Religious Pluralism in Eighteenth-Century Transylvania: Culture, Politics, Religion, 1693-1773 (Rome: Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 2007) and The Eagle and the Cross: Jesuits in Late Baroque Prague (St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2002) as well as numerous articles, including The Vita Christi of Ludolph of Saxony and its Influence on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola (St. Louis: Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality, 1998). He is a professor in the Educational Studies Department at Saint Louis University.

A printed exhibit catalog by Paul Shore and Jennifer Lowe is available in the St. Louis Room at Pius Library. To acquire a copy for your insitution, please contact Rare Books and send a check or money order for $1.00 (payable to Saint Louis University) to Jennifer Lowe, Rare Books Librarian, Pius XII Memorial Library, 3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.

The exhibit opened on September 10, 2008 with an illustrated lecture by Paul Shore.


Photos of the exhibit in the St. Louis Room

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