Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 118; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31
· May 3, 1945. American troops take over Innsbruck, Austria. Theology studies at the Canisianum resume a few months later.
· May 4, 1902. The death of Charles Sommervogel, historian of the Society and editor of the bibliography of all publications of the Jesuits from the beginnings of the Society onward.
· May 5, 1782. At Coimbra, Sebastian Carvahlo, Marquis de Pombal, a cruel persecutor of the Society in Portugal, died in disgrace and exile. His body remained unburied fifty years, till Father Philip Delvaux performed the last rites in 1832.
· May 6, 1816. Letter of John Adams to Thomas Jefferson mentioning the Jesuits. "If any congregation of men could merit eternal perdition on earth and in hell, it is the company of Loyola."
· May 7, 1547. Letter of St. Ignatius to the scholastics at Coimbra on Religious Perfection.
Let us pray for the Neophytes (new members) of our church who were or will be received during the Easter Season.