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Detail from a page in the Farnsworth Hours; illumination attributed to Flemish artist Willem Vrelant, ca. 1465, Booth Family Center for Special Collections

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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus

Stephen Richard Kerbs Exhibit Area
January 27, 2014
August 31, 2014

Papal Bull Restoring the Society of Jesus

Title page and first two pages of the papal bull restoring the Society of Jesus, 1814. From the private collection of Professor Roberto Severino.

Papal Brief Suppressing the Jesuits

Pope Clement XIV, Dominus, ac Redemptor, Rome. First page of the first edition of the papal brief which finally suppressed the Jesuits, 21 July 1773. Call #96VB22, Rare Books Collections, Special Collections Research Center.

Papal Brief Enforcing the Suppression

Pope Clement XIV, Gravissimis ex causis, Rome. Call #96VB24, Rare Books Collections, Special Collections Research Center.

The Papal brief which enforced Dominus, ac Redemptor, appointing commissioners to superintend the implementation of the Suppression.

Papal Brief of Suppression in Latin and Italian

Title page, and first and last pages of an edition of the papal brief suppressing the Jesuits, written in Latin and Italian and sold in Florence, dated 13 August 1773. From the private collection of Professor Roberto Severino.

Engraving of Pope Clement XIV

Pope Clement XIV was born Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli on 31 October 1705. He became Pope on 19 May 1769 and passed away on 22 September 1774.

Image from Ragguaglio della vita, azioni, e virtu di Clemente quartodecimo pontefice ottimo massimo, Call #BX1357.R37 1775, Rare Books Collections, Special Collections Research Center.

Writ of Suppression

This document announced to the Jesuits in Maryland and Pennsylvania the suppression of the Society of Jesus, 6 October 1773. From the Maryland Province Archives, Box 2, Folder 8, Special Collections Research Center.

Letter from Archbishop John Carroll, 1815

"...the greatest sensation of joy and thanksgiving..."

Copy of first page of a letter from Archbishop John Carroll to Rev. Charles Plowden, S.J., discussing the restoration of the Society of Jesus, 5 January 1815. From the Maryland Province Archives, Box 3, Folder 6, Special Collections Research Center.

Bishop John Carroll

Gilbert Stuart, Portrait of Bishop John Carroll, ca. 1804. Oil on canvas, 29 x 24 inches.  From the Georgetown University Art Collection.