The last 12 months have been a time of growth for the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation (SHMR) Project, created to learn more about the lived experiences of the men, women and children enslaved by Jesuits in the 19th century.
On a clear, cool day in March, a small group of Jesuit colleagues made a somber journey. The group of eight visited several locales in north St. Louis County, outside St. Louis. Their quest: to visit sites of significance to the early Jesuits in St. Louis and to the people enslaved by those Jesuits.
The history of Jesuits in the USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province is intertwined with the history of America, including the challenges of race relations.
Society of Jesus Apologizes for the Sins of Jesuit Slaveholding at Georgetown University Liturgy