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Matteo Ricci’s legacy: a loving patience

Matteo Ricci SJ

Matteo Ricci SJ

400 years ago today, Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci died in Beijing. One of the pioneers of the Jesuit mission to China, he remains a greatly respected figure for the Church and for the Chinese people.

As Thinking Faith marks his anniversary this month, Yves Camus SJ introduces us to the man who has been called ‘the most outstanding cultural mediator between China and the West of all time’.  To read his article see: www.thinkingfaith.org/pics/articlepics/20100511_1small.jpg