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Mi cava no es su cava – 1953

The Jesuits are a caste society, not so colorfully garbed as the Hindus perhaps, and with a slightly less florid mythology, but more upwardly mobile and with a much richer diet. The Jesuit candidate was made to stoop to enter that society through a cellar door as a lowly Novice. Purged of all worldliness by […]

Ours: The Making and Unmaking of a Jesuit

It pleases the Jesuits to call themselves “Ours.” “Ours” were not to own property, were to regard the Superior as the instrument of the will of God and were to have as little as possible to do with Externs, all those who were not “One of Ours.” I am an Extern of long standing now, […]