New videos are posted daily. Of these qualities, probably contentment will be considered the most important. Let the greatest sums be always extorted from widows, by frequent remonstrations of our extreme necessities. The Journal of Modern History. The Monita, an adroit blending of authentic and imagined Jesuit texts, purports to be the instructions from the father general to his principal lieutenants.
To these witnesses may be added such pronounced anti-Jesuits as von Lang, , Friedrich the author of Janus , Huber, and Reusch, as well as the historian Gieseler. The Society of Jesus is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church which originated in sixteenth-century Spain. They first appeared at Cracow in 1612 in , purporting to be a translation from the Spanish, and were printed in the same city in 1614. Moreover, in many cases, genuine private instructions from the general to subordinate superiors have fallen into hostile hands, but while in many cases they are found to give instructions directly contrary to those we have heard, it is not even alleged that in any instance they corroborate them. However, while he was studying theology at Pozan between the years 1609-1612 he failed his exam and thus could not become a fully fledged Jesuit priest.
The Secret Monita Secret Instructions of the Jesuits : The Sons of Loyola and their Plans for World Domination. Among her study's virtues are her analysis of many editions of the Monita secreta, publication of a 1667 Italian text, a list of known editions, and her examination of other anti-Jesuit diatribes. According to them, every means is to be employed of acquiring wealth for the order, by enticing promising young men to enter it and endow it with their estates; rich widows are to be cajoled and dissuaded from remarriage; every means is to be used for the advancement of Jesuits to bishoprics or other ecclesiastical dignities and to discredit the members of other orders, while the world is to be persuaded that the Societies animated by the purest and least interested motives: the reputation of those who quit it is to be assailed and traduced in every way. In addition to Freemasonry, European secret societies had a second organizational model: the Jesuit Order or, rather, the image constructed by its numerous opponents. . Various stories were told, however, as to the mode in which these secret instructions were originally discovered; the credit being most commonly assigned to Duke Christian of Brunswick who, having been born in 1599, was a mere boy when they first saw the light. In the German-speaking lands, voices were raised to suggest that the Jesuits were behind the organization of secret societies fighting Protestantism and the Enlightenment; and soon they were said to have infiltrated the lodges and conquered Freemasonry from the inside.
In every province, let none but the principal be fully apprised of the real value of our revenues, and let what is contained in the treasury of Rome be always kept as an inviolable secret. They are perpetually to be pressed to a perseverance in their devotion and good works, in such manner, that no week pass in which they do not, of their own accord, lay somewhat apart out of their abundance for the honor of Christ, the blessed Virgin, or their patron saint; and let them dispose of it in relief of the poor, or in beautifying of churches, till they are entirely stripped of their superfluous stores and unnecessary riches. In this and other ways, they were increasingly depicted as a secret society with distinctly 'modern' traits - and one that was, moreover, exceedingly successful, even to the point where it became a source of inspiration for its enemies. Wherefore, let no methods be untried, with cunning and privacy, by degrees, to increase the worldly interests of the Society, and then, no doubt, a golden age will go hand in hand with an universal and lasting peace, and the divine blessing of consequence attend the Catholic church. They are directed to undertake all possible measures to gain political power and wealth through close associations with aristocratic males, widows, and estranged wives; to ostracize dismissed former Jesuits; and, if the instructions are revealed, to deny their existence. Despite this, the affair of the Secreta Monita Societis Jesu would not end with Zahorowski's death but would remain a stock weapon of anti-Jesuits for centuries. At this time it may be advisable to move him by apprehensions of hell, and at least of purgatory; and tell him, that as fire is quenched by water, so sin is extinguished by acts of charity; and that alms can never be better bestowed than for the nourishment and support of such who by their calling profess a desire to promote the salvation of their neighbor.
Ignatius himself, it is known that every obstacle has been thrown by the Society in the way of such promotion. The official rules and constitutions of the order plainly contradict in every respect these supposed instructions, for they expressly prohibit the acceptance of by its subjects, unless compelled by authority, and from the days of the founder, St. Frustrated with his experience with the Jesuits and his dreams shattered, Zahorowski, while a teacher in the lower orders of the took to writing a stream of anti-Jesuit polemics, for which he was removed in December 1613 and officially expelled from the Order. Since those that are dismissed, do frequently very much prejudice the Society by divulging such secrets as they have been privy to; their attempts must, therefore, be obviated in the following manner. Yet among its opponents, initial joy was soon replaced by the fear that it was surreptitiously regrouping, making something that had been partly secret entirely invisible. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. Type search term then click: Sub-title - The Sons of Loyola and their Plans for World Domination.
Typically for reasons of social prestige, some of the local Orthodox elites converted to , Zahorowski amongst them, having converted while studying at the Jesuit College in and joining the in 1599 as a novitiate. Various stories were told, however, as to the mode in which these secret instructions were originally discovered; the credit being most commonly assigned to Duke Christian of Brunswick who, having been born in 1599, was a mere boy when they first saw the light. While 17th-century editions were in Latin, those that appeared in the 18th century were in vernacular and markedly embroidered, highlighting themes of increasing concern, notably claims that the Jesuits were conspiratorial regicides, serious threats to the state, and excessively rich. The Wily Jesuits and the Monita Secreta: The Forged Secret Instructions of the Jesuits. Let the confessors be constant in visiting the sick, but especially such as are thought to be in danger; and that the ecclesiastics and members of other orders may be discarded with a good pretence, let the superiors take care that when the confessor is obliged to withdraw, others may immediately succeed, and keep up the sick person in his good resolutions.
Francis is the first Jesuit pope. The Secret Instructions of the Jesuits : Secreta Monita Societatis Jesu , sometimes known simply as the Monita Secreta, is a pamphlet published anonymously in 1614 by. Later, Zahorowski became a parish priest at and began a process of restoring a church which has been closed during the time of the in Poland. Given the role that the Society of Jesus played in the Counter—Reformation, it was natural that Jesuits made enemies both within and outside of the Church. The Monita Secreta also known as: Secret Instructions of the Jesuits, or the Secret Instructions of the Society of Jesus is an alleged code of instructions from , the fifth general of the , to its various superiors which claims to lay down methods to expand the power and influence of the Jesuit Order.
Pdf 4,8 Mb Source: Comte de Mirabeau, De la monarchie prussienne sous Frédéric le Grand, avec un appendice contenant des recherches sur la situation actuelle des principales contrées de l'Allemagne, Londres 1788, vol V, pp 58-110. A falsification first published in Cracow in 1614 and endlessly reprinted even today, the pamphlet was presented as the revelation of the secret instructions of the order known only to its leaders. The E-mail message field is required. The same art must be used with princes and other benefactors; for they must be wrought up to a belief, that these are the only acts which will perpetuate their memories in this world, and secure them eternal glory in the next. At their first settlement, let our members be cautious of purchasing lands; but if they happen to buy such as are well situated, let this be done in the name of some faithful and trusty friend.