The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality.The List this week features a website modestly titled Jesuit Stamps. It’s an amazing place containing images of thousands of stamps depicting Jesuits, Jesuit institutions, and “Jesuitica.” The site is the work of Peter Fennessy, SJ, a theologian who is now a spiritual director at Manresa Retreat House in Bloomfied Hills, Michigan.
At right is a stamp issued by Taiwan in 1991 featuring a painting by Brother Guisipple Castiglione, SJ, court painter at the Imperial Palace in Beijing in the eighteenth century. That’s just a sample. Fennessy has a whole section devoted to Jesuit Art and he has others on architecture, books, and Ignatian sites. Jesuit Stamps is a great place to browse.