List of Jesuits

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Íñigo López de Loyola, recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church, founded the Society of Jesus in 1540.

This is an alphabetical list of historically notable members of the Society of Jesus.

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Fr. Joseph O'Callahan (right), a Jesuit priest, is presented with the Medal of Honor by President Truman

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Robert Bellarmine, one of the most important cardinals of the Catholic Reformation

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Gerard Manley Hopkins, an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and priest

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Athanasius Kircher, a 17th-century German polymath
Saint Gabriel Lallemant

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Jacques Marquette, the French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement
Petrus Canisius, a theologian to whom the restoration of Catholicism in Germany after the Reformation is credited

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Adolfo Nicolás, the current Superior General of the Society of Jesus

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Pierre-Jean De Smet, a missionary to the Native Americans in the Western United States

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Francis Xavier, one of the first seven Jesuits and missionary to Asia

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  • Saint Francis Xavier, co-founder of the Society of Jesus and missionary to Asia who initiated a large conversion movement in India, Malacca, and Japan

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  1. ^ Note: Father Gabriel Richard briefly was in the U.S. Congress in the 1820s, but as a territorial representative. Under guidelines released by Pope John Paul II, Catholic clergy are expected not to serve in positions of civil authority. Drinan did not seek reelection as a result of the issuance of these guidelines.
  2. ^ Official Returns - General Election - November 8, 1960 (pdf). Juneau: Office of the Alaska Secretary of State. 1960. p. 27. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Tsong, Nicole (December 30, 2004). "Abuse claims breathe life into dead priests' past". Anchorage Daily News. Anchorage. p. A1. A popular Jesuit priest -- the country's first Roman Catholic priest to serve in a state Legislature 
  4. ^ O’Conner, Thomas H. "Breaking the religious barrier", The Boston Globe, 10 May 2004.

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