Jesuit Novitiate

Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side'

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780198267287
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683176 | DOI:
Jesuit Novitiate

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This chapter details George Tyrrell's experiences as a Jesuit novice. Tyrrell was 19 when he arrived at Manresa House, Roehampton in September 1880. In some ways the whole experience of the novitiate was one long retreat, intended to cultivate a devout and obedient spirit. For the next two years the dominant influence on Tyrrell and on all the novices was Father Morris, whom Tyrrell called ‘a man of very pronounced personality, i.e., a narrow intense man, with an unwavering belief in the opinions and the cause he had embraced, and an absolute incapacity of seeing the other side’.

Keywords: George Tyrrell; Catholicism; Catholics; Jesuits; Father Morris; novitiate

Chapter.  3980 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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