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By R. Po-chia Hsia

ISBN-10: 019959225X

ISBN-13: 9780199592258

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Jesuitten Ricci grundlagde den katolske undertaking 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

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Collegio Romano, front fac¸ade 14 mace rata and rome College enjoyed a stellar reputation. Montaigne marveled at the esteem of the Jesuits and believed ‘there never was a brotherhood and body among us that held such a rank, or, to sum up, that produced such results as these men will, if their plans continue. They will soon possess all of Christendom: it is a nursery of great men in every sort of greatness. 5 The Rector of the Roman College in 1572 was Vincenzo Bonni; his successor, Ludovico Maselli, had entered the Society in 1557 with a doctorate in Civil Law, and served as Rector to the Jesuit College in Loreto prior to his appointment in Rome.

Nevertheless, impatience reigned. On board the Sa˜o Gregorio, the Jesuits led a procession from stern to bow, carrying two relics destined for their church in Goa, namely the heads of St Gerasina, the companion of St Ursula, and the head of St Boniface the martyr, captain general of the 11,000 virgin martyrs of Cologne. At the altar set up at the bow, the missionaries recited prayers and preached sermons for the repentance of sins; from captain to page boy, all men cried out for God’s mercy and benevolence.

In late March, weather at the Coast of Guinea alternated between dead calm and sudden squalls. Days could pass without a breeze. A few years back, some ships to India had languished for thirty to forty windless days: more than a thousand died and their journey was interrupted. Luckily for our party, the sailing was slow but the ships did not stall: the Sa˜o Luis, Ricci’s ship, probably passed the equator first; the Sa˜o Gregorio and Bom Jesus passed within sight of one another on 23 April, just short of a month after sailing from Lisbon.

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