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Jesuitten Ricci grundlagde den katolske project i Kina og var således en pioner for kristendommens udbredelse i Kina. Samtidig forklarede han Europa om den kinesiske kultur. Ricci tilbragte 28 år i Kina og er ifølge bogen selv i dag en af de bedst kendte vesterlændinge i Kina


The extraordinary lifetime of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, essentially the most well-known missionaries of all time and the founding father of the Catholic venture in China. this can be the 1st serious biography to use Read more...

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French corsairs lurked near Portuguese waters. A few days out of harbor, using excellent winds to full effect, the ships took their own course, and soon the three naus lost sight of one another. One day, the Sa˜o Gregorio saw several small ships and prepared for battle; these turned out to be friendly Flemish grain ships. The Bom Jesus encountered real pirates: she came to the portugue se seas 31 aid of a Portuguese ship that had left Lisbon together with her, chasing off two French corsairs that were about to board the hapless vessel destined for Brazil.

The most prominent was the 27year-old Rodolfo Acquaviva (1550–83), son of the Duke of Atri and nephew of Claudio Acquaviva, formerly Papal Chamberlain, presently Jesuit, and future General of the Society, succeeding Mercurian in 1581. When his uncle abdicated his influential papal post to the advantage of his nephew, a common practice in the papal hierarchy, Rodolfo refused the honor and followed his uncle into the Society. After two years of humanities at the Jesuit College of Macerata, he enrolled at the Roman College and was a theology student when called to the mission.

His task accomplished, Martin da Silva left Rome for Portugal in May. He took with him three of the new recruits—Pasio, Ricci, and Berwoutz— leaving the others to finish their studies and leave in November. On 18 May, the departing party received the blessing of Gregory XIII. Ricci was given permission to go on pilgrimage to Loreto and stop in Macerata to bid farewell to his family. To emphasize his sacrifice, Ricci turned down the offer. The party left Rome and headed for Genoa in the north. Following the old Roman road, the Via Flaminia, the little band of Jesuits probably hired horses from the Papal Post, for the wide and well-paved Roman road of antiquity had fallen into disrepair in so many parts along the axis Naples– Rome–Genoa that it was inaccessible to coaches and carriages.

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