A religious order of men in the Roman Catholic Church; its official name is the Society of Jesus. Founded by Ignatius of Loyola in the sixteenth century, the society became the spearhead of the Counter Reformation.
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Jesuits are educators known as the intellectuals of the church; they also have a long missionary tradition.
The family was English Catholic and Alfred, like his brother and sister, was raised in the faith, educated by Jesuits.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“At age 14, Carl was taken in by Jesuits and given the opportunity to earn his way to Georgetown University,” his website says.
Perhaps I should have disclosed earlier that I was educated by Jesuits and have been a university professor.Of Sin and College: Robert Stone’s ‘Death of a Black-Haired Girl’|Tom LeClair|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That was a difficult time for the Society: an entire generation of Jesuits had disappeared.The Pope Confesses Church’s ‘Obsession’ With Gays, Abortion|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The priests that resided at Great Harrowden were at that time mainly Jesuits.The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter|Henry Hawkes Spink Jr.
The Jesuits themselves felt that the place would no longer hold them.La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages|Jules Michelet
The Missions now depopulated—their happy and flourishing state under the Jesuits.Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de La Plata|Woodbine Parish
For a young man educated by the Jesuits, he is remarkably open.'The Celt and Saxon, Complete|George Meredith
No. 21 belonged to the Jesuits till their expulsion in 1672.Historic Paris|Jetta S. Wolff