Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Thejesuitrelations
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Thejesuitrelations

425

Published on

Published in: Education, Spiritual
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
425
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. The Jesuit Relations by Ryan P. Swetz Ryan P. Swetz Ryan P. Swetz
  • 2.
    • The Society of Jesus was established in 1534
    • The Jesuits, who were members of this order, took vows of poverty and obedience
    • Instead of taking refuge from profane influences by retreating, they went out to conquer the secular world
    Introduction
  • 3.
    • Every Jesuit was a college teacher some time in his career
    • From the start, missions abroad to convert the “heretics” and “heathens” were the Jesuits plans
    • The Jesuits published annual Relations for their audiences
    Introduction (con.)
  • 4.
    • The first published Jesuit Relations were written by Father Paul Le Jeune
    • The Algonquin-Montagnais interested the Jesuits because they believed that all things possessed living spirits
    • This is known as “animism”
    Chapter 1- Montagnais Hunters of the Northern Woodlands Father Paul Le Jeune
  • 5.
    • Paul Le Jeune journalized his encounters with the Montagnais Indians
    • He learned that they were very attached to each other and cooperative. They wouldn’t quarrel
    • They believed that a being called Atahocam created the world
    • The Indians would not harshly punish their children
    Chapter 1- Montagnais Hunters of the Northern Woodlands
  • 6.
    • The Hurons are the best documented native North Americans
    • Huron means “rough hair”
    • Jean de Brébeuf wrote about the language of the Hurons: the greater part of their words was composed of vowels. All their words were universally conjugated. They had different verbs for living things and inanimate objects.
    Chapter 2- Jean de Brébeuf on the Hurons
  • 7.
    • The Hurons had many myths about their past
    • They said “Behold, the falling star” if someone is fat and prosperous. They believed that once upon a time a star fell from the sky in the form of a fat goose…
    • The seasons would determine what the Hurons would do: in the warm seasons they would farm, and in the cold seasons, they would hunt
    Chapter 2- Jean de Brébeuf on the Hurons
  • 8.
    • The Jesuits of France knew nothing of germs, viruses and immunity. They focused on why diseases spread, not how
    • Many Huron medical procedures involved the mind as well as the body
    • They also thought that dances and some games could cure sickness
    Chapter 3- Disease and Medicine
  • 9.
    • Sickness was easily spread through the Huron tribes because their custom called that the sick would be the center of attention
    • The Jesuits did the opposite and isolated their sick
    • The Hurons blamed the Jesuits for the outbreak of smallpox
    Chapter 3- Disease and Medicine
  • 10.
    • Converting the Iroquois was a big ambition of the Jesuits
    • The Jesuits worked among the Five Nations of the Iroquois League until 1684
    • The Mohawks were the largest amount of converts and were known as the “mission indians”
    Chapter 6- Missions to the Iroquois
  • 11.
    • The non catholic Iroquois went to pursue life away from the influence of the Society of Jesus
    • The Iroquois converts of Canada developed their own way of life as allies of the king for France and autonomous decedents of the St. Lawrence Valley
    Chapter 6- Missions to the Iroquois

×