Synopsis by Dana Rowader
Produced and directed by Joseph D. Fenton and hosted by actor Cyril Cusack, The Company: Inigo and His Jesuits is a biographical documentary about the life and legacy of Spanish ecclesiastic Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church and leader of the Counter Revolution. Created by Loyola in 1534, the Society of Jesus grew to become one of the most powerful organizations in history, spreading the influence of the Catholic Church throughout the reaches of the world through a combination of preaching and education. The Jesuits' influence proved to be both spiritual and secular -- as they established missions everywhere from India, the Far East, and Africa to South America -- and they continue to persevere despite almost being dissolved by the pope in 1773. Detailing the locations and events that influenced the history of the Jesuits as it explores the life of Loyola, The Company was filmed on location in England, Italy, France, Spain, and the United States. The DVD release also includes the bonus documentary Thomas Berry: Dreamer of the Universe, a conversation with eco-theologian Father Thomas Berry, who wrote The Dream of the Earth.
influence, Jesuit, Christianity, church, legacy, religious-leader, religious-order, retrospective