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By R. Po-chia Hsia

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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And in that night of St Pedro Gonzalez, patron saint of mariners, in the crown of lights the Blessed Virgin appeared above the stern mast, the mizzen mast, and the Main topsail; there were many trustworthy people who saw this vision. 9 If Ruggieri’s words reflected the optimistic mood on board the Sa˜o Luis and the comfort of the divine, the journal of Spinola captured the desperation of the Bom Jesus when she encountered St Elmo’s Fire: A storm arises. We all suffer terribly, as such great waves mixed with so many crowns and lights in such a great sea.

Only under the reign of Joa˜o III, the grandfather of the present king, had the name been changed to one of hope. On 20 June, the Sa˜o Gregorio sighted the Cape, but swift currents and a strong wind forced the captain to turn for the open seas, lest the vessel dash against the rocky cliffs. The next day, Martin da Silva preached a sermon for the portugue se seas 33 encouragement of all. Testing their resolve (and piety), a terrible squall arose on 24 June, blowing hard from the bow, the worst storm yet on the entire voyage, thought Pasio.

All Jesuits on board the Sa˜o Gregorio fell sick at some point: everyone came down with fever, except for da Silva, who had an infected cheek. And that was on a vessel with smooth sailing. ’13 And finally, the Jesuits practiced their ministry: preaching repentance, visiting the sick, giving spiritual and physical consolation to the dying, making peace between feuding parties, and strengthening the faith of those who faced storms and shipwrecks. A robust constitution and spiritual discipline were indispensable.

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