10 September 1957 – Pius XII to Jesuits
A priest friend of mine sent me the text of an Allocution to Jesuits made by Pius XII on 10 September 1957 (AAS 49 – pp. 802-812). I haven’t found it in English and I don’t have the time today to render it for you, but here are a couple savory bits.
Pius is clearly concerned that the Jesuits are drifting from their moorings. He reminds them of their Founder’s ideals for them and the special vows they make. They are to be especially obedient, hierarchical, sound in doctrine, austere and detached from worldly things. Note especially:
Sane inter praeclara facinora maiorum