JESUITICA


This online display is an electronic version of a display of
certain Jesuit items in Special Collections at the Grasselli
Library & Breen Learning Center, John Carroll University.
The original display was exhibited in October, 1999.

(Click on any image to view a larger version.)







Reproduction of the title page from the
first printed edition of the SPIRITUAL
EXERCISES
by St. Ignatius Loyola,
translated from Spanish to Latin
by A. Frusius and printed in Rome by
Antonio Blado, 1548.

The page bears a simple woodcut of the
Seal of the Society of Jesus. The Letters
"IHS" are a Latinized monogram for the
name of Jesus.


EJERCICIOS ESPIRITUALES
St. Ignatius Loyola
(1491-1556)

Stabilimento Danesi
Rome 1908


This book is a photographic
reproduction of the original
manuscript of the SPIRITUAL
EXERCISES
.


REGINAE PALATIUM
ELOQUENTIAE

Gerard Pelletier, S.J.
(1587-1648)

Franciscus Metternich
Cologne 1709


This Jesuit book on oratory,
called THE PALACE OF
QUEENLY ELOQUENCE
,
is beautifully bound and has
gilt edges. A queenly feature
of its binding is its handpainted
endpapers.


An embossed cover from a
religious "gift book" called
THE HISTORY OF THE
LIFE OF OUR LORD
JESUS CHRIST
, by Francis
de Ligny, S.J., printed in
New York, 1867.


OPUSCULA QUAE
DISPUTATIONIBUS

St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J.
(1542-1621)

Joannes Baptista Ciottus
Venice 1599


Bellarmine wrote to respond
to the theology of the Protestant
Reformation.


COMMENTARIA UNA CUM
QUAESTIONIBUS IN OCTO
LIBROS ARISTOTELIS
DE PHYSICA AUSCULTATIONE

Francisco de Toledo, S.J.
(1532-1596)

Bernardo Guinta
Venice 1586


Title page of a scholarly commentary
on Aristotle's PHYSICS.


P. VIRGILII MARONIS,
OPERA, INTERPRETATIONE
ET NOTIS ILLUSTRAVIT

(Vol. II, The Aeneid, Books VI-XII)
Charles de La Rue, S.J.
(1643-1725)

Sebastianus Coleti
Venice 1764


A page from a scholarly commentary
on Virgil's AENEID.


This ivory rosary belonged to Kaspar
Alexander Keck, born in 1724. He became
a Jesuit missionary and later was stationed
at the Jesuit college in Manheim.


A galley proof of a title page
for a catechism printed in a
Native-American language by a
Jesuit mission press.


LETTRES EDIFIANTES
ET CURIEUSES ECRITES
DES MISSIONS ETRANGERS

(Letters from the Missions, Vol. 9)
Jesuits

Chez J.G. Merigot
Paris 1781


This 18th-century French description
of Jesuit missions contains an engraved
map of Paraguay.







The type ornament, reproduced in the "transparent gifs,"
at the beginning and end of this display are from the title page
of Ignatius's EXERCITIA SPIRITUALIA (Rome 1548).

Charles Zarobila, Curator of Special Collections
zarobila@jcu.edu