Secret Instructions of the Jesuits - Diego Laynez



This books is based on a manuscript of the 'Secret Instructions' of the Jesuits found in 1615. The rules, intended for private use, present the order as devious, hypocritical, greedy, power-mongering, and diabolically insincere and cynical. The Catholic order, of course, repudiates the rules and Protestant advocates promote them as authentic.

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Secreta Monita Societatis Jesu
The Secret Instructions of the Jesuits.


[Diego Lainez] from Secret Instructions of Jesuits by Diego Laynez


THE ORIGINAL TEXT IS ATTRIBUTED
TO DIEGO LAYNEZ
2ND SUPERIOR GENERAL
OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS

TO WHICH ARE APPENDED A HISTORICAL ESSAY
FOR THE AMERICAN EDITION
AND A DISCOURSE
ON THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE WORK.


[Title Page] from Secret Instructions of Jesuits by Diego Laynez

"For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."
— Revelation xvi. 14.

[Dedication] from Secret Instructions of Jesuits by Diego Laynez


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The following masterpiece of religious policy, was published many years since, in Latin, French and Dutch.

Mr. John Schipper, a Bookseller at Amsterdam, bought one of them at Antwerp, among other books, and afterwards reprinted it. The Jesuits being informed that he had purchased this book, demanded it back from him; but he had then sent it to Holand. One of the Society, who lived at Amsterdam, hearing it said soon after to a Catholic Bookseller, by name Van Eyk, that Schipper was printing a book which concerned the Jesuits; replied that if it was only the Rules of the Society he should not be under any concern; but desired he would inform himself what it was.

Being told by the Bookseller, that it was the Secret instructions of the Society; the good father, shrugging up his shoulders, and knitting his brow, said, that he saw no remedy but denying that this piece came from the Society.

The Reverend Fathers however thought it more advisable to purchase the whole edition, which they soon after did, some few copies excepted; from one of these it was afterwards reprinted, with this account prefixed; which is there said to be taken from two Roman Catholics, men of credit.


JESUITS AND SECRET SOCIETIES


[HH Editors Note: Both of the historical essays included with this text are written from a critical "Protestant" viewpoint. This is because the "Secrets" are invariably published and distributed by critics rather than defenders of the Jesuits. A "Catholic" argument denying the legitimacy of Secreta Monita can be found at New Advent

Nevertheless, we believe that it is helpful to consider the authenticity of the text based on a knowledge of how secret societies operate, rather than from a typical Catholic vs. Protestant viewpoint. Secret Societies work by INFILTERATING religious, political, and social organizations, in order to SUBVERT them and thereby gain access to power and influence, their lifeblood. Secret Society minions are PARASITIC by nature and invariably surround themselves with unsuspecting, but well-meaning associates (a.k.a. useful idiots) to disguise their activities. Subversion and duplicity are "Standard Operating Procedures" for secret societies. Its what they do.

The Jesuits were extremely influential throughout Europe and especially within Papal circles from the 16th century onward. They founded Universities, sent missions all over the world and were the confessors, instructors, and advisors of kings and nobles. OF COURSE they were infiltrated by Secret Societies. The Jesuit order is EXACTLY the type of institution that would attract these miscreants, even had it been founded by blameless and sincere Christians in the first place.

It is a certainty that the Jesuit leadership has been infiltrated with noxious elements. The only question is since when, and to what extent. ]