Jesuit Publications

America Archives

America is the leading Catholic journal of opinion in the United States and the only Catholic weekly magazine in North America. Published continuously since 1909, America is one of the oldest periodicals in the United States today. Published every Monday from September to June and biweekly in July and August, America magazine is known across the Catholic world for its unique brand of excellent, relevant, accessible and impactful coverage of faith and culture. From theology and spirituality to politics, international relations, arts and letters, and the economy and social justice, America’s coverage spans the globe. America invites you to browse through the past several years of issues on their website. To purchase articles prior to 2000, visit the America ProQuest database.


Review for Religious

Review for Religious was published by Jesuits of the Missouri Province from 1942 through January 2012. This journal published articles of interest for women and men religious across the spectrum of religious life from active apostolic communities to contemplative monastic communities and covered a wide range of topics pertinent to religious life—prayer and spirituality, current best practices, and helpful canonical guidelines. This collection provides a unique window into religious life during the 30 years leading up to Vatican II and documents the impact the Council had on religious communities during the 40 years that followed. Researchers should find this collection an invaluable resource for documenting the dramatic changes that took place in religious life over a span of 70 years.

The Jesuit Archives and Research Center is proud to make these volumes available through a partnership with the Saint Louis University Library and the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus. Permission is hereby granted to copy and distribute individual articles for personal, classroom, or workshop use. Please credit Review for Religious and reference the volume, issue, and page number and cite Saint Louis University Libraries as the host of the digital collection.


Catalogus Defunctorum

The Catalogus Defunctorum, by Jesuit Rufo Medizabal, principally includes biographical data about Jesuits who died between 7 August 1814 and 30 September 1970. The information often identifies a Jesuit’s date and city of birth, his year of entrance into the order, his date of final profession, and his province affiliation at the time of death. Catalogus Defunctorum serves as a starting point for historical research about members of the order. The Jesuit Archives digitized this work and it is available through our Digital Collections and Resources portal. The link above provides a guide to using the Catalogus and links to the works various sections.