The List 6.15.09: Jesuit Stamps

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.


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