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Black Robes & Buckskin: A Selection from the Jesuit Relations

Catharine Randall


The Jesuit Relations, written by new world Jesuit missionaries from 1632 to 1673 back to their Superior in France, have long been a remarkable source of both historical knowledge and spiritual inspiration. They provide rich information about Jesuit piety and missionary initiatives, Ignatian spirituality, the Old World patrons who financed the venture, women's role as collaborators in the Jesuit project, and the early history of contact between Europeans and Native Americans in what was to become the northeastern United States and Canada. The Jesuits approached the task of converting the native ... More

Keywords: Relations, Jesuit missionaries, France, Ignatian spirituality, Jesuit missions, Jesuit piety

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823232628
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823232628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catharine Randall, author