There seemed, indeed, during those years of Ledochowski, Pope Pius XI, and Pius XII, no real limit to what both Jesuitism and overall Roman Catholicism could achieve. Even – especially, we should say – in the afterglow of Ledochowski’s long reign and into the Generalate of his successor, Belgian Jean-Baptise Janssens, the magic power of momentum seemed to continue.
The same General Congregation, or meeting of Jesuit leaders, that elected Janssens in 1946 also formally consecrated the Society to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – a devotion that sprang up in a parallel to the central Catholic devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. That Congregation also affirmed its adhesion to the dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, as Pope Pius XII was to define it four years later. Mary, in Catholic belief, died, but her body never underwent the corruption of the grave. Instead it was “assumed”, taken up into the transforming glory of her divine son. The womb that conceived God as man, the breast that fed him, the hands that held him, the body that labored for him should never be desecrated by the worms and the rats.
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