How the First Jesuits Became Involved in Education

@inproceedings{Omalley2013HowTF,
  title={How the First Jesuits Became Involved in Education},
  author={John W. O'malley},
  year={2013}
}
In 1548, just a little over 450 years ago, ten members of the recently founded Society of Jesus opened the first Jesuit school in Messina in Sicily. That event would have immense repercussions on the character of the Society of Jesus, giving it a new and quite special relationship to culture; but it was also a crucial event in the history of schooling within the Catholic church and in western civilization. 1 Within a few years the Jesuits had opened some thirty more primary / secondary schools… 

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