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The Crucible of Racism

: Ignatian Spirituality and the Power of Hope
  • By Patrick Sain-Jean Sj
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Upon coming to the United States to pursue graduate studies and then to embark on training as a Jesuit, Haitian-born Patrick Saint-Jean discovered something he had not known before: racism. "I learned I am a Black man―and that America, including the Society of Jesus here in this country, is white space where people of color are not welcome. This direct experience of racism became a crucible for me." In describing this painful journey, which included becoming aware of the ambiguous history of his own Jesuit order, Saint-Jean embarked on a fresh reading of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The basic principles of Jesuit formation―the "discernment of spirits," the examination of conscience, the imaginative identification with Jesus in his sufferings, death, and resurrection―became an entry to his own journey of hope and resurrection. These principles and practices, he concludes, hold promise of conversion and healing for a church and a society still caught in the crucible of racism.
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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781626984684
    • Manufacturer: Orbis Books
    • ISBN 13: 9781626984684
    • Publication Date: 03/17/2022
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Patrick Sain-Jean Sj

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