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Jesuits and St Joseph

The close bonding between the Society of Jesus and St Joseph is deep-rooted. In the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola there are six explicit references (SE 111, 114, 264, 265, 269, 270) to St Joseph. Interestingly, the first assignment by Pope Paul III to St Ignatius and his companions was given on 19 March 1539, Feast of St Joseph.

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