Letter from PF to the father general of the Jesuits, 1665-12-30, [Rome]

Title

Letter from PF to the father general of the Jesuits, 1665-12-30, [Rome]

Subject

Scotland
Scottish colleges

Description

Letter from PF to the father general of the Jesuits. As PF wants the children of Scottish Catholics to be instructed in piety and discipline by Catholic schoolmasters, they keep a school in the mountains, and intend to find another one. Because these people are so inclined to the Catholic Faith, they deem it right that the children do not go the the schools of the heretics, where they learn false doctrines. After the Grammatica the children do not move to highter subjects. Due to the current the situation for Catholics in Scotland, the children become ignorant and consequently, do not develop in way that one had hoped for. In order to fix this, PF propose that the Jesuit's who live in Scotland, elect the best students to send to the colleges in Paris, Madrid, Douai and Leuven. They should not limit themselves to those from the Lowlands, where there is little hope of conversion because of the persecution of priests. In the mountains one does not run the same risk but enjoys a great tranquility instead. PF wants the superior of the Jesuits to instruct the Jesuits to elect the right students. 
Additional comments

Source

APF Lettere 50, 128r-v

Date

1665-12-30

Format

copy; unsigned

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

829

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]

Citation

“Letter from PF to the father general of the Jesuits, 1665-12-30, [Rome],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 12, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13405.

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