Jesuits of Jewish Ancestry and Purity-of-Blood Laws in the Early Society of Jesus, Robert Aleksander Maryks


Jesuits of Jewish Ancestry and Purity-of-Blood Laws in the Early Society of Jesus, Robert Aleksander Maryks

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 May 2021

I have long presented my thoughts that as with the formation of the Knights Templar by aristocratic Jews, the same mechanic was initiated in the formation of the Jesuits. That the latter is but an expression of the former for exactly the same aim.

The following book draws your attention to the very well known battle within the Company of Jesus between the Christian bloodlines and those they called the hidden Jews, or Converso.

Excerpts from the book :

“Those from the circumcision subverted the entire house of the Society. As sons of this world who are shrewd in dealing with their own, and avid of new things, they easily excite disorders and destroy the unity of souls and their bond with the government.”
Lorenzo Maggio, Jesuit Curia in Rome, 1586.

From Friday evening through Saturday evening, his grandfather would hide the image of baby Jesus from a large framed picture of St. Anthony that he kept in his home. It was, in fact, a wind-up music box. On Fridays he would wind up the mechanism and push a button, so that Jesus would disappear out of St. Anthony’s arms, hidden in the upper frame of the picture. On Saturdays he would push the button, so that Jesus would come back out from hiding into St. Anthony’s arms. As eldest son in his family, my correspondent was told this story by his father, who also asked him to eat only kosher food. (xv)

In 1390 the rabbi of Burgos converted to Catholicism. He ended his life as Bishop of Burgos, Papal legate and tutor to a prince of the blood. [Burgos’s son would later become an important pro-converso activist and will be discussed below.] He was not alone. In some of the major cities, the administration was dominated by prominent converso families. At the very time the Spanish Inquisition was formed, King Ferdinand’s treasurer was converso in his background. In Aragón, the five highest administrative posts in the kingdom were occupied by conversos. In Castile, there were at least four converso bishops. Three of Queen Isabella’s secretaries were conversos, as was the official court chronicler.

“Being children of this world, pompous, cunning, fake, self-seeking, etc., it is certain that they fit religious life very badly and that it is impossible to maintain union with them. If those of this blood are made superiors, they employ almost all their government in external things: they promote genuine mortification and solid virtues very little, and seem to be merchants, seeking first seats and being called rabbis; they are hardly eager to seek perfection that is described in the parts 5 and 6 of the Constitutions; and readily admit others of the same blood who are very unworthy.”
Manuel Rodrigues, Jesuit curia in Rome.

In spite of the significant pro-converso presence at General Congregation 3 [General Congregations are “the supreme legislative body of the Society of Jesus consisting of major (‘provincial’) superiors and locally elected representatives”], the close-knit Italo-Portuguese lobby gained ground in the assembly and was crafty enough to successfully conspire against Polanco’s election and his pro-converso supporters.

 

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Further Study
In Profile : The Aldobrandini, Lucifer And Its Servants
In Profile : The Society Of Jesus
Footprints Of The Jesuits, R.W Thompson 1894
Shabbatai Tzvi & The Sabbatean-Frankist Chronology From 1492 To Israel