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Jesuit History

Sacred Encounters: Following in the Footsteps of a Trailblazing Jesuit

Henry Nolf grew up in Belgium hearing stories of Father Peter J. De Smet. Fr. De Smet was a renowned Jesuit missionary whose impact is still felt a century and a half after his death, but Henry’s stories don’t come from history books; they were family lore. Fr. De Smet is Henry’s four-times great uncle.

Preserving the Story of Fr. Anderson E. Bakewell and the Society of Jesus

By Ignatius Plato Megan Gilmore is passionate about history and the role archives can play in preserving it. With an academic background in both journalism and history, she finds rediscovering lost bits of the past an invaluable tool for storytelling. Gilmore recently completed an internship with the Jesuit Archives and Research Center (JARC), where her …

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