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  • From force of habit he had written at the top of the first page the initial letters of the jesuit motto:
  • And if the minister did it he would go to the rector: and the rector to the provincial: and the provincial to the general of the jesuits.
  • They could all have become high-up people in the world if they had not become jesuits.
  • O, a jesuit for your life, for diplomacy!
  • In the vestry a plump fresh-faced jesuit and an elderly man, in shabby blue clothes, were dabbling in a case of paints and chalks.
  • And he wondered what Father Arnall and Paddy Barrett would have become and what Mr McGlade and Mr Gleeson would have become if they had not become jesuits.
  • No, let him stick to the jesuits in God’s name since he began with them.
  • While his forehead was being wrinkled and his jaws painted black and blue by the elderly man, he listened distractedly to the voice of the plump young jesuit which bade him speak up and make his points clearly.
  • In the middle of the vestry a young jesuit, who was then on a visit to the college, stood rocking himself rhythmically from the tips of his toes to his heels and back again, his hands thrust well forward into his side-pockets.
  • He mounted the steps from the garden in haste, eager that some prey should not elude him, and forced his way through the crowd in the hall and past the two jesuits who stood watching the exodus and bowing and shaking hands with the visitors.
  • Whatever he had heard or read of the craft of jesuits he had put aside frankly as not borne out by his own experience.
  • Some jesuits were walking round the cycle-track in the company of ladies.
  • Was it not a mental spectre of the face of one of the jesuits whom some of the boys called Lantern Jaws and others Foxy Campbell?
  • He was passing at that moment before the jesuit house in Gardiner Street and wondered vaguely which window would be his if he ever joined the order.
  • As he watched this swaying form and tried to read for himself the legend of the priest’s mocking smile there came into Stephen’s memory a saying which he had heard from his father before he had been sent to Clongowes, that you could always tell a jesuit by the style of his clothes.
  • Then you used to address the jesuits as father, you remember?
  • Or was the jesuit house extra-territorial and was he walking among aliens?
  • As he came back to the hearth, limping slightly but with a brisk step, Stephen saw the silent soul of a jesuit look out at him from the pale loveless eyes.
  • Stephen, preparing the words neatly in his mind, continued: —Jesus, too, seems to have treated his mother with scant courtesy in public but Suarez, a jesuit theologian and Spanish gentleman, has apologized for him.
  • Apply to the jesuit theologian, Juan Mariana de Talavera, who will also explain to you in what circumstances you may lawfully Kill your king and whether you had better hand him his poison in a goblet or smear it for him upon his robe or his saddlebow.
  • A humble follower in the wake of clamorous conversions, a poor Englishman in Ireland, he seemed to have entered on the stage of jesuit history when that strange play of intrigue and suffering and envy and struggle and indignity had been all but given through—a late-comer, a tardy spirit.

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  • The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is an outstanding college-prep school.
  • He is a Jesuit professor of theology at Georgetown University.

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