Counter Reformation Research Paper

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Another important aspect of counter-reformation included the formation of religious institutions that exemplified these newly modified aspects of the doctrines and preaches influenced by the reformation. The religious organizations of the Ursuline Order of Nuns and the Society of Jesus or Jesuits were developed with the main purpose of raising the moral and intellectual levels of the clergy and everyday civilians and re-influencing catholicism within Europe and around the world. The Ursuline Order of Nuns was founded by Angela Merici in 1535 and was created exclusively to educate young girls in the hopes of the re-catholicization society through future mothers and wives. The Society of Jesus or Jesuits was founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1540

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