The below video highlights the work of the Jesuits in Eastern Africa in education, spiritual, and social justice ministries. (65) Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.Find this resource: Páez, Pedro. The Jesuits had thus earned recognition as “the most refined and most highly educated men of the day,” for which reason “they were naturally regarded as the most competent to give advice in all matters.”22 Even as late as 1720, the Portuguese viceroy in India would still entrust to the Jesuits in Mozambique the task of verifying details of the customs due to the Crown treasury in Lisbon.23, Jesuit opinion acquired significant political value within Portugal itself where the government relied on Jesuit reports from its possessions in eastern Africa. (7) A Pilgrim’s Journey: The Autobiography of Ignatius of Loyola. However, the Jesuits took their time before returning to Africa. They helped to rebuild the church in South Sudan as they concentrated on the formation of a local clergy in minor and senior seminaries.76 In 1962, one Jesuit from New York joined the faculty at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and in the following year he was joined by two others from the same place, who taught at the university and provided chaplaincy services in various institutions around the city. Jesuits were on high demand from the very beginning and, in fact, Ignatius of Loyola (ca. Brou, Les Missions des jésuites de France, 1930‒1931, an issue of Relations de Chine 30/1 (1932): 19–20. (54) Alves de Souza, Os Jesuítas, 69. “We, the Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar, strongly condemn the horrific murder of Fr. Unlike Páez, Mendez exploited the piety of the sympathetic Sussenyos to make Catholicism a state religion over and above the Orthodox Church, causing non-conversion to become a treasonable act.48 Sussenyos found himself in a bloody war against a vast majority of his subjects who resisted these changes and against political opponents who made capital out of his religious inclinations. Coulbeaux, Histoire, 2:230; Philip Caraman, The Lost Empire: The Story of the Jesuits in Ethiopia (London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985), 148, 156. Zimbabwe is one example; Zambia is another. From Malindi, Francis proceeded to Goa, his planned missionary destination.7. (36) Nicolás: “The Jesuits, collaborators and friends of the Conference of Africa and Madagascar mourn the death of our beloved Father Adolfo Nicolás SJ. In March 1633, all Jesuits were ordered to leave their residences and march toward Fremona—a location later authors would term “the cradle and the grave” of the early Jesuit missions in Ethiopia.50 Together with them on this journey were numerous priests, seminarians, and lay Ethiopian Catholics. These appointments went radically against a determination of the Jesuits never to become bishops, which further reveals the importance of what was referred to as “the question of Prester John.”33. Donors from across the globe have become partners in mission. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1936.Find this resource: Rea, W. F. Gonçalo da Silveira: Protomartyr of Southern Africa. Turin: Tipoografia Bravalle e Falconieri, 1925.Find this resource: Anonymous. J. Vaz de Carvalho, “Mozambique,” in DHCJ, 3:2756–2760, here 2757; José Augusto Alves de Souza, Os Jesuítas em Moçambique, 1541‒1991: No Cinquentenário do Quarto Período da Nossa Missão (Braga: Libraria Apostolado da Imprensa, 1991), 64–65. Seven Jesuits and five lay missionaries served at this college in 1754.13, The crowning glory of the Jesuit achievement in Angola during these years was arguably their main church in Luanda (Fig. The Jesuits work in refugee camps in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Angola and also help refugees that have chosen to stay in cities in South Africa. Moreover, just before the Jesuits arrived, a mysterious man by the name João Bermudez had given ample reason to hold in suspicion any missionaries claiming to have been sent from Rome. (30) Cf. Rome: Institutuum Historicum, S.I./Madrid: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 2001.Find this resource: Catholic Missionaries Expelled from the Southern Sudan. Here, too, was the concentration of Jesuit activities between 1610 and 1759. Theal, History of Africa, 1:441–442. Translated by Henry Johnson. They administered the sacraments to those who were disposed to receiving them and buried the dead at the St. Gabriel Cemetery that had been set aside for Portuguese sailors. He even took the children of Ethiopian converts away from their parents. While, for instance, Fr. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2003.Find this resource: Newitt, M. D. D. Portuguese Settlement on the Zambesi. Political authorities in Mozambique used Jesuits to convey important messages back home, trusting that their word carried greater weight than that of the local administrative bureaucrats. Cf. The need to intervene militarily in Ethiopia in response to the emperors’ multiple invitations, and the Portuguese responsibility for its own diaspora, provide the context for the initial Jesuit involvement in that country. Ignatius of Loyola, A Pilgrim’s Journey: The Autobiography of Ignatius of Loyola, rev. However, later they were killed in battle or captured and executed. Victor-Luke Odhiambo, a Jesuit priest from Kenya, on 15 November 2018, in Cueibet, South Sudan. “Decretum: Nova Regio independens Africae Orientalis Constituitur.” Acta Romana Societatis Iesu16/4 (1976/1977): 903–906. He became completely intolerant of Catholicism. London: Hakluyt Society, 1902.Find this resource: Wood, Bill. 454), whose supposed heresy the Jesuits considered to have been the beginning of an Ethiopian diversion from mainstream Catholicism. [Pvt.] The Society of Jesus, worldwide, learned today that our 29th Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, died in Beirut, Lebanon in the community where he had been missioned immediately upon resignation as General at the 35th General Congregation in January 2008. Forced by the weather to winter at the island of Mozambique for a long time in the course of that voyage, these Jesuits opted to minister as nurses to sea-sick travelers. Many JRS Eastern Africa projects from this decade are still in existence today, including those in Kakuma, Adjumani, Nairobi, and Kampala. This made communication with fellow Jesuits difficult and fresh supplies of men and other resources completely impossible to come by. Harare: Weaver Press, 2009.Find this resource: Rodrigues, Francisco. Rejected by their hosts, and unconnected to the rest of the world, the six Jesuits were left entirely to their own means. They successfully entered Ethiopia in March 1557, ready for a task that was of necessity arduous, largely fruitless, and which would gradually die out. A Lion to Judah: The Travels and Adventures of Pedro Paez, SJ. The two years following Za Dengel’s death were completely taken up by fighting among imperial pretenders. The Jesuits of North-West Africa Province are actively involved in various ministries in which they constantly seek the greater glory of God in Africa and in the whole world. I owe this information to the Rev. “Mozambique.” In Diccionario Histórico de la Compagñía de Jesús: Biográfico-Temático, 4 vols., edited by Charles E. O’Neill and Joaquín M. Domínguez. (76) Sibree, Madagascar Mission, 78. Cf. André Furtado, for example, was sent in person to impress on the government that Portugal must forget about her possessions in eastern Africa unless she was willing to enforce her authority by military force.24 A widely cited 1667 report by Fr. The topic, like the rest of the history of the Society of Jesus, divides itself well into two periods: the first, extending from the beginning of the Society to its suppression in Portugal and its dominions in 1759, and the second, from the order’s universal restoration in 1814 to the present. Vicenzo Poggi, “Jesuits and Islam,” Year Book of the Society of Jesus (2008): 74–76, here 74. 8, South Africa, Rhodesia and the Protectorates, ed. He reached Massawa in April 1603 and successfully entered the country, thus opening a second Jesuit mission in Ethiopia. Jerome Lobo, A Voyage to Abyssinia, trans. (22) Jesuit history in Africa can be easily divided into three main periods. Just as in other aspects of African history, records of Jesuits in Africa are scattered in places like Rome, Lisbon, Paris, Dublin, Quebec, and Goa, with little of value actually available in Jesuit archives on the continent of Africa. Marcel Matungulu, “The Presence of the Society of Jesus in Africa from the Beginnings to the Present Day,” Year Book of the Society of Jesus 39 (1999): 31–34. You could not be signed in, please check and try again. Several churches and residences were built throughout the country. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Jesuits, has said that, “You can find Jesuits, true Jesuits, in every region, … Jesuits Worldwide Read More » PRESS STATEMENT: South Africa’s Gender Based Violence Crisis Mkenda, Mission for Everyone, 220–229. The Society of Jesus is worldwide. While it gives more prominence to the historical missions of the pre-suppression period in Congo, Angola, Mozambique, and Ethiopia, it also covers more recent presence in Madagascar, southern Africa and Egypt, and concludes with a brief analysis of the state of the Society of Jesus in Africa today. Right from the start, this first mission to Ethiopia was doomed to fail. 1962), 6. Gabriel, Os Jesuítas, 69–70. Although many from Sussenyos’s family and court followed suit, the general reaction throughout the empire was very mixed, ranging from mass conversions to Catholicism to a renewed anti-Catholic spirit and fresh rebellions against his political rule. W. F. Rea, Missionary Endeavour in Southern Rhodesia (unknown publication details, ca. All Rights Reserved. In 1655, the school was in an excellent condition, with one of its two cloisters said to be as big as the University of Évora. 1928.Find this resource: Creary, Nicholas M. Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879‒1980. Africa: A Biography of the Continent. (42) Paul Camboué, “Madagascar,” in The Catholic Encyclopedia (1911 ed.). (9) As Jesuits in southern Africa realign their structures, Heribert Mueller SJ reflects on their history and their hopes for the future.“We are at a new beginning and feel like pioneers. James Bruce, Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768 … 1773, 5 vols. However, one must note that, compared to the pre-suppression missions of the first period that lasted up to two centuries, the current Jesuit missions in Africa are fairly young. As Jesuits in southern Africa realign their structures, Heribert Mueller SJ reflects on their history and their hopes for the future.“We are at a new beginning and feel like pioneers. (46) Of the nine Jesuit jurisdictions that cover Africa and Madagascar today, for instance, only Zimbabwe, Zambia-Malawi, Central Africa (comprising the Democratic … (48) Oviedo was however saved by those present at the incident but was held prisoner for six months before getting banished to the drier region of Fremona—so named by the Jesuits after St. Frumentius who is considered to be the first evangelizer of Ethiopia. The Jesuits also contributed significantly to architecture in Ethiopia. Jesuit Response to the Challenge of Mission in Africa and Madagascar Today. O Método Missionário dos Jesuítas em Moçambique 1881‒1910: Um Contributo para a História da Missão da Zambézia. Oviedo spent the rest of his life in a thatched cottage at Fremona while ministering to a persecuted poor congregation that had gathered around the Jesuit community. Milan: Instituto Artiganelli, 1964.Find this resource: Correia, Francisco Augusto da Cruz. Les Missions des Jésuites de France, 1930‒1931, an issue of Relations de Chine 30/1 (1932).Find this resource: Bruce, James. They have also worked on a strategic plan for the next five years. The second period in Africa was ushered in by the French Jesuits who reached Madagascar in 1832. (28) Responding to the invitation, Jesuits, mainly from England, came into the region in 1875 and took over St. Aidan’s College in Grahamstown. Here too he buried a fellow voyageur in the town’s Portuguese graveyard that has been preserved to this day (Fig. Catering for a mixed population, this college was probably the earliest known institution where African and Portuguese children were allowed to learn together. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768 … 1773. Read the statement in full, which follows below. Marc Finaz (1815‒1880) in Tananarivo. During the same period, four other Jesuits entered Ethiopia, bringing their total number in the country to nine. Furthermore, Bishop Apollinaris d’Almeida successfully arrived in Ethiopia in 1630 as assistant to Mendez with the right to succeeding him as patriarch. Another Jesuit from New York was sent to teach at the University of Ghana in 1974. He lived like a hermit—a lifestyle he craved for before he went to Ethiopia38—and later on several people spoke about his holy and austere life.39 Oviedo died in March 1577. (66) (Porto: Livraria Apostolado da Imprensa, 1931‒1950), 4/1: 226. Cf. Probably without requisite caution, several new stations were opened. AJAN was established in June 2002 by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) as a common work of the Conference. The request was made to King John III who passed it on to the Jesuits and commissioned the missionary venture.8. Charles E. O’Neill and Joaquín M. Domínguez (Rome: Institutuum Historicum, S.I./Madrid: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 2001), 1:171, 174. The Ethiopian mission ended close to a century before the closure of those in Angola and Mozambique, which, as already mentioned, continued until the expulsion of the Jesuits from Portugal and its dominions in 1759. The Jesuits in Africa “call for justice, reconciliation, peace and a complete disarmament in South Sudan” in a press statement issued this morning, 19 November 2018. This happened in the context of a huge Portuguese expedition to India that went around the African continent. These included, for example, the Corpo de Deus for the more learned citizens, the Onze Mil Viagens for students, and the Senhora do Rosário for more mature Africans, several of whom were slaves. For a while they turned to the Portuguese diaspora together with their Ethiopian wives and their children. The provinces of West Africa [one Anglophone, one Francophone] stretches from … About Us Less than a century after the founding of our religious order, Jesuits began arriving on the shores of America. King John III (1502‒1557), nicknamed “the Pious,” was keen on exercising the rights and fulfilling the obligations that came with the padroado. Nous voudrions effectuer une description ici mais le site que vous consultez ne nous en laisse pas la possibilité. The Jesuits are the largest group of male religious (priests and brothers) within the Catholic Church. As time passed, he lost his patience and became increasingly blunt as he called on the emperor to submit to the pope. In 1553, Ignatius appointed fifteen Jesuits and assigned them to the fabled Kingdom of Prester John, which he also constituted into a province of the Society of Jesus.32 The mission never materialized immediately; not until 1554 when João Nunes Barreto (already mentioned earlier) was appointed patriarch for Ethiopia, alongside André de Oviedo (1518‒1577) and Melchior Miguel Carneiro Leitão (1519‒1583) as his coadjutor bishops. George Bishop, A Lion to Judah: The Travels and Adventures of Pedro Paez, SJ (Gujarat: Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 1998), 29. (61) With a student body that was largely Muslim and Coptic-Orthodox, for example, the college evolved to become a place “for learning to live together in harmony, for mutual respect and for acceptance of each other’s differences.”68 Thus did the entire Jesuit involvement in Egypt—in its multifaceted dimensions and so deeply inserted among Muslims—come to be viewed as an endeavor to witness to the practical possibility of a genuine friendship between Christians and Muslims, which was once described by one of the Jesuits as “Our Mediterranean Vocation.”69. So important were the Ethiopian missions that the first Jesuit superior general was even willing to go there in person.6, Despite his enthusiasm, Ignatius never reached Africa. Washington, DC: Jesuit Missions, 1976.Find this resource: Jones, A. H. M., and Elizabeth Monroe. “Formula of the Institute,” no. This extensive enterprise was known as the Zambezi Mission.61 The mission also covered the region of Mozambique between 1881 and 1910. Paris: GEUTCHNER, ca. Responding to a particularly Ethiopian reverence for the written word, they translated theological material into local languages. Nicolas’ family, to the Jesuits in Spain and the Philippines and to his many friends all around the world.” said Fr. In East Africa, the Jesuits based in particular at Hekima University College, in Nairobi, while insisting on prayer through the different prayer intentions with which they are entrusted, continue to provide psychological support to people wishing and affected by this coronavirus pandemic.. In subsequent decades, attempts were made to return to the country through Egypt. And by the time the Jesuits came to Canada, they had already established missions in the far east, Africa and Latin America. W. F. Rea, Gonçalo da Silveira: Protomartyr of Southern Africa (Salisbury: Rhodesian Society, 1960), iii. He is deeply mourned by the Jesuits of Japan and Asia Pacific, his family and compatriots in Spain, and his many friends around the world. To this point, therefore, a general survey of Jesuit history in Africa will heavily depend on pieces of information gathered from disparate secondary sources. Edinburgh: G. G. J. and J. Robertson, 1790.Find this resource: Camboué, Paul. “The Presence of the Society of Jesus in Africa from the Beginnings to the Present Day.” Year Book of the Society of Jesus 39 (1999): 31–34.Find this resource: Mbengi, Anicet N’Teba. Theal, Records of SE Africa, 5:84. Jesuits have commanded scholarly attention in recent years, with Jesuit studies almost becoming an independent academic discipline. 4). História da Companhia de Jesus na Assistêcia de Portugal. Posts tagged "Africa" Africa. A much-talked-about storied stone palace for the emperor was also constructed with notable expertise that was provided by Páez,44 although the extent of his personal contribution to this edifice is currently disputed by authors.45. It was to this mission that Ignatius had offered to go in person. Just how much did colonial rule facilitate or obstruct missionary success? Gujarat: Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 1993.Find this resource: (1) For some time they managed to carry on with their clandestine ministry, changing locations as often as it was necessary to avoid capture. Welcome to the official website of the South African Jesuits. The essay underscores the challenge of locating Jesuit records related to Africa and the importance of understanding early missionary efforts on the African continent for the benefit of similar efforts in our time. “History of the Zambesi Mission,” Zambesi Mission Record 1/1 (1898): 49–52, here 49. Pedro Arrupe (1907‒1991) as its general superior. “The Jesuits in Egypt.” Year Book of the Society of Jesus 30 (1990): 130–133.Find this resource: Lobo, Jerome. Salisbury: Rhodesia Publishing Co. KUMBA , 28 October, 2020 / 10:27 PM ().-Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa have termed the shooting of children at a school in Cameroon, which left scores dead and many others injured as “a heinous and despicable act” and called on authorities in the Central African country to act fast in order to end the violence that continues to rock the country. He was a great benefactor of the nascent Society of Jesus, which he managed to introduce to his dominions fairly early in the Society’s history. Persuaded by Páez not to go public about his faith, he privately accepted Catholicism fairly early in his imperial career. 1). True to our missionary vocation, many of us work in Eastern Africa, while others are studying or working in Zimbabwe, West Africa, Italy, India, the United States, Great Britain, Philippines and elsewhere in the world. Páez, History of Ethiopia, 2:46. Their familiarity with the region’s interior made them knowledgeable about local politics and about opportunities for commerce. Today, more than Jesuits worldwide boast of 16,000 Jesuits and brothers, with 1600 Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar, in collaboration with donors and lay partners, continue to advance the mission of reconciliation, and promote a … 1510‒1562), a Portuguese Jesuit, for instance, worked as a missionary at Tetuan in Morocco, specifically serving African slaves between 1548 and 1554. Fig. Emperor Claudius (Aṣnāf Sagad I, r. 1540‒59) had just won a few battles against his Muslim opponents and was thus under no immediate pressure to look for help from Europe. Isabel Boavida, Hervé Pennec, and Manuel João Ramos, trans. Opened in 1611, the college at this location served a vast area that included the Makaranga community and other peoples who were under the imperial control of the Monomotapa. Cf. Jacques Berthieu (1838‒1896), who was killed in the latter rebellion after he decided to stay with his community of converts, became known as the Proto-Martyr of Madagascar and was declared saint by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. N’Teba Mbengi, Mission de la Compagnie, 345–363, 446–454. Both Catholic and Protestant missionary work continued to depend heavily on the local political climate. The stations included schools in Tete and Sena and on the island of Mozambique.16 They also managed a hospital on the island between 1647 and 1681. According to a 2001 worldwide survey of Jesuits archives, only Zimbabwe-Mozambique and Zambia-Malawi provinces reported well-ordered archives. (71) The Jesuits in Africa mobilize to spread peace and start from the young. Under him the mission recorded the highest number of twenty-two men in 1628. B. Coulbeaux, Histoire politique et religieuse de l’Abyssinie depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à l’avènement de Ménélick II, 3 vols. The Jesuit presence in Africa dates back to 1542 when, two years after the founding of the Society of Jesus by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the first mission was established in Congo. They presented themselves as Christian princes who resisted Islam and who urgently needed help from fellow Christians in Europe. As patriarch, Mendez seems to have had greater authority and hence more success in getting a greater number of Jesuits into Ethiopia. Like the Ethiopian mission in the first period, the Zambezi Mission is by far the best documented65 and, relatively, the most studied in the second period of Jesuit presence in Africa.66 It was obviously the most elaborate Jesuit enterprise on the continent within that period. M. Czermiǹski, O. Maksymilian Ryłło: Misyonarz Apostolski, 2 vols. 1.2K likes. (62) Translation and introduction by M. Joseph Castelloe. (75) Francis Storer, successfully entered Ethiopia in 1656 and served at Fasilidas’s court disguised as an Armenian physician. For example, Páez’s History of Ethiopia, which has been cited in this essay, remains an indispensable source of information, not only about seventeenth-century practice of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity as he claimed to have observed it but also about the country’s political, cultural, and geographical history in general. Currently, plans are at an advanced stage for the establishment of Jesuit university structures in Madagascar, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya. In the twentieth century, Congo, probably more than any other place in Africa, attracted a large number of Jesuits, which explains their fast and vast spread in the country. The Jesuits were captured by the Turks who robbed them, imprisoned them, and finally released them in a state of beggary. As the century of the restoration of the Society of Jesus was coming to a close, seven Belgian Jesuits established a mission at Kwango in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo. Vaz de Carvalho, “Angola,” 1:173. A. P. Newton, E. A. Benians, and Eric A. Walker (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1936), 100–102. Unlike several other initiatives of its kind, it was originally directed from the Jesuit headquarters in Rome and not placed under one specific European province. In Madagascar, Catholic establishments gained ground only after the death of Queen Ranavalona (r. 1828‒61), who had been particularly hostile to Christian missions.56 Following her death, the Jesuits played a significant role in the primary evangelization of the islanders. Zambia is first African country to default on debt during Covid. Oviedo and his team left the imperial court in February 1559. [Pvt.] The Jesuit Migrant Service (SJM) has presented its report Southern Border 2020, entitled 'Searching for a way out'. Yet, one wonders whether the new missions—indeed, all current Christian efforts in sub-Saharan Africa—would not benefit from a more comprehensive attempt at understanding the import and the fate of similar efforts from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Although, as aforementioned, earlier missions had retained some connection with colonial occupation, the greater freedom experienced in Africa after the war seems to have had a positive impact on the spread and effectiveness of the Jesuits in Africa. Contact: +27 (64) 079-9221. Translated by Véronique Wakerley. In 1554, some Jesuits were sent to Ethiopia to establish their first contact with the Christians living in that area, while in 1561 they settled in present-day Zimbabwe. Alan Moorehead, The Blue Nile (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962), 24, 27. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1935.Find this resource: Libois, Charles, et al. João Nunes Barreto (ca. Manuel Barreto, then superior of the Jesuit college at Sena, advised the Portuguese authorities on all manner of topics, including reasons for making his mission territory an archbishopric or a patriarchate, the necessity of conquering Madagascar before the French, and when best to launch a military attack to subdue Africans in the interior of the Zambezi region.25 Writing in 1916, George McCall Theal (1837‒1919) concluded that such Jesuit reports from Mozambique were “the clearest, best written, and far the most interesting documents now in existence upon the country,” and added, “compared with the ordinary state papers, they are as polished marble to unhewn stone.”26 Theal’s own vast collection shows just how indispensable Jesuit records are for the history of southern Africa from the sixteenth century onward.27. The Economics of the Zambezi Missions: 1580‒1759. The Society of Jesus was formally restored by another papal bull that was signed on the August 7, 1814. In order to sustain their missions, the Jesuits participated fully in the local economy of Mozambique. The Holy Family College in Cairo is probably the symbol of the enduring Jesuit presence in Egypt during this second period. However, their attempt ended as a complete failure. (29) Bermudez had falsely presented himself as a patriarch sent by Pope Paul III (r. 1534‒49) and had claimed sweeping political and ecclesiastical powers within Ethiopia. Francis Xavier, His Life, His Times. News of the school’s success reached the imperial court even before Páez himself could meet the emperor. up mostly of African Jesuits. Their return to Africa also coincided with the nineteenth century’s European occupation of large parts of the continent. Rome: Institutuum Historicum, S.I./Madrid: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 2001.Find this resource: Carvalho, J. Vaz de. (45) After overcoming initial African resistance, the Portuguese pacified the region, creating an environment that was conducive to both commerce and missionary activity. © Oxford University Press, 2018. Their huge estates, or prazos, were mainly worked on by slaves to produce corn and stock, although sometimes they could also be leased to tenants who paid rent. (16) Journeys beyond Gubulawayo to the Gaza, Tonga and Lozi: Letters of the Jesuits’ Zambezi Mission, 1880‒1883. The Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar who are involved in the Society of Jesus' ministries of social justice on the continent have been meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, to evaluate their ministry. Adrien Boudou, Les Jésuites à Madagascar au xixe siècle, 2 vols. The Lost Empire: The Story of the Jesuits in Ethiopia. “A Journey by Two Jesuits from Dhurfār to Sa’nā in 1590.” Geographical Journal 115/4–6 (1950): 194–207.Find this resource: Beshah, Girma, and Merid Wolde Aregay. These interventions created a significant Portuguese diaspora in Ethiopia, for whom John III bore spiritual and material responsibility. Kinshasa: Editions Loyola, 2012.Find this resource: McCoog, Thomas M. A Guide to Jesuit Archives. John W. O’Malley, The First Jesuits (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993), 352. (51) The Jesuits in Africa In the Africa mapped by an unknown geographer in a planisphere of 1585, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and, hypothetically, Abyssinian flags fill in the geographical blanks. They also attracted significant numbers of local vocations, which led to the opening of a novitiate in 1948 and a college for the philosophical training of young Jesuits in 1954.73. 3, in Society of Jesus, The Constitutions of the Society of Jesus and Their Complementary Norms: A Complete English Translation of the Official Latin Texts (St. Louis, MO: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1996); cf. (14) 2 vols. 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