Of Latin, Papa Ganganelli, and the suppression of the Jesuits

I enjoyed this…

The book in question is …

Ossa Latinitatis Sola ad Mentem Reginaldi Rationemque: The Mere Bones of Latin According to the Thought and System of Reginald by Reginaldus Thomas Foster 


Here is the book itself!

It’s not small.

Massive quantities of text along with a description of how Latin works, from the inside out.

What is this?   This is Clement XIV’s suppression of the Jesuits in 1773!

And what’s better there is CLEMENT XIV SWAG available!

One good way to celebrate the glorious event of his election would be to order some Papa Ganganelli Swag!


Clement_XVI_Mug_01 Clement_XVI_Mug_02

As a matter of fact, there is an fairly recent addition to the Clement XIV items.  There is now available a “mega mug” which holds, not 17… not 18… not 19… but 20 whole ounces!

Don’t suppress your urge for that great mug of Mystic Monk Coffee!  That would be … jesuitical!   You don’t want to be jesuitical do you?  No, of course you don’t.


Meanwhile… a while back in Rome I visited the Pope’s tomb in Ss. Dodici Apostoli.


As you can see, he is conferring his blessing on the mugs.


Speaking of Papa Ganganelli suppressing the Jesuits – a good day’s work that – I knew that you would not be satisfied with just coffee mugs.  Ergo

Reflecting the Jesuits themselves, there are light Tees and dark.

But wait!  There’s more!   What do we find on the back?


The salient bits from Clements 1773 Bull Dominus ac Redemptor Noster – the document in the photos at the top – by which he extinguished the Jesuits.  I found the whole thing in the Bullarium but there are excerpts on the Vatican website HERE (there is a slight variation in that in the Bullarium the word “gymnasia” is omitted… I follow that text).

The text on the dark shirts is in white… and for technical reasons I won’t bother to explain it has a slightly different format.

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  1. CasaSanBruno says:

    I just received my ClementXIV mega-mug and ordered an extra one for my Archbishop in hope that it will inspire him to take away the title “Catholic” in the name of the local Jesuitical university.

  2. iPadre says:

    Papa Ganganelli – santo subito!

  3. Gaetano says:

    My mega cup arrived today. It’s excellent.

  4. JMody says:

    Wait – a Latin reader that includes a papal bull uses “CE” for counting the years, instead of “AD” or “anno domini”? What does “CE” stand for in Latin?

  5. dallenl says:

    I have long thought the suppression premature and events of the last two decades or so confirmed that, even so, the suppression should not have been lifted.

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