The Way Ignatian Book Service

THE WAY
IGNATIAN BOOK SERVICE

search by

Advanced Search

You have 0 items in your basket
Subtotal: £0.00
Checkout
WAY HOME BOOK SERVICE HOME CATEGORIES PUBLISHERS NEW STOCK LOGIN TERMS & CONDITIONS BASKET CONTACT US CheckoutCHECKOUT
You will need to enable JavaScript in order to shop on this site. Please e-mail us if you have any problems: the.way@campion.ox.ac.uk.

This is a Special Order book which has to be individually ordered from the Institute of Jesuit Sources in St Louis, USA. It may take up to a month to arrive. If you are shopping from the US it may be quicker and cheaper to order directly from the IJS (http://www.jesuitsources.com/)

Candido de Dalmases SJ, Francis Borgia, Grandee of Spain, Jesuit, Saint

Fr De Dalmases’s own words tell the story of this book best ‘Why this new life of St Francis Borgia? Having published my biography of St Ignatius, it seemed natural to follow up with that of his second successor as head of the Society of Jesus …. With these two saints, so different in temperament but united by ties of mutual admiration and by the same ideal of working for the glory of God, an era in the history of the Society [of Jesus] comes to an end. It is the age of the Society’s foundation, consolidation, and expansion throughout the world.

‘But my chief reason for writing this book is my conviction that Francis Borgia is a little known and poorly understood saint …. He was viceroy of Catalonia, duke of Gandía, grandee of Spain, and a key person in Charles V’s court. After renouncing the world Francis entered the Society of Jesus and became the order’s third general. However, there are many elements that warrant clarification. For example his policies as a superior in the Society, commissary general in Spain, and general of the order. Even during his lifetime it was whispered that, because his character had been molded in so different a milieu, Borgia had never succeeded in assimilating the Society’s spirit …. My plan has been to deal with problems by going to the sources. I wanted to come to my own conclusions. I have no wish to deal in either panegyrics or polemics. My aim has been merely to set forth the facts concisely and clearly.’

hardback 251pp.

Price: £14.50 paperback; £21.00 hardback

About $19.11 or €16.26 paperback; $27.68 or €23.55 hardback


ISBN (paperback): 978 0 912422 60 2
ISBN (hardback): (10-digit) 0 912422 61 0

Publisher: Institute of Jesuit Sources



Add to Wish List
 
We accept all major credit cards via  WorldPay   or   PayPal We also accept sterling and US dollar cheques. Mastercard JCB Maestro Visa Debit
WAY HOME BOOK SERVICE HOME CATEGORIES PUBLISHERS NEW STOCK LOGIN TERMS & CONDITIONS BASKET CONTACT US CheckoutCHECKOUT

Please contact us if you encounter a problem with these pages, and tell us as much as you can about what happened, and about what you were doing when the problem occurred. Thank you for your help.
Postal address: The Way, Campion Hall, Oxford OX1 1QS, Telephone: +44 1865 286117
Sophisticated Shopping Cart
StoreFront Version: 5.0992 ASP Shopping Cart by Comersus Open Technologies LC