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Valentina Napolitano

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823267484

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823267484.001.0001

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The Legionaries of Christ and the Passionate Machine

The Legionaries of Christ and the Passionate Machine

(p.70) 3. The Legionaries of Christ and the Passionate Machine
Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return

Valentina Napolitano

Fordham University Press

This chapter explores the Atlantic Return from a return of the mission and the specific perspective of a Mexican-founded religious order, the Legionaries of Christ which has been strong in Rome. More specifically, the chapter frames this exploration through a focus on the mimetic drives that exist between religious orders, particularly those mediating the relationship between the Legionaries of Christ and the pre– and post–Vatican II Jesuits. The two orders are not homologous, but are connected by revelatory details, and the affective forces that animate them. By the filling in/taking over of affective spaces (promoting a virile posture of priesthood in the church, which Jesuits were perceived as lacking after Council Vatican II), the Legionaries have implicitly benefited from the strength of a “death” and a loss of vocations within another order, and captured some of their historical affective power, some of their virility. This mimetic field between religious orders is an important aspect of the Atlantic Return and a fertile conjuncture to study the Catholic Church as a passionate machine.

Keywords:   affects, Atlantic Return, Catholic clergy, Catholic history, Jesuits, Legionaries of Christ, mimesis, Second Vatican Council

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