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Matteo Ricci remembered as a master mediator
On the anniversary of his death, we present a review of the influences, achievements and legacy of Matteo Ricci, written by Father Yves Camus.
- Yves Camus, SJ
- May 11, 2012
What was the door he left open? What perils and labours had he foreseen? Only by placing his intellectual formation in its historical context can we answer these questions.
After graduating from the Jesuit secondary school established in Macerata, Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) was sent to study Law at La Sapienza University of Rome by his father, Giovanni Battista, who wanted to secure a better future for his son.
But he had not foreseen that Matteo had another idea in mind, and in 1571 he entered the novitiate of the fairly new Society of Jesus, established in 1540, to begin his Jesuit formation. The following years were to be very important in shaping his future.
Full Story: Matteo Ricci's legacy: a loving patience
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