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Originally printed by the College of the Holy Cross in 2011, "The Purple Book" is not intended for sale or any commercial purpose. Rather, its printed distribution is limited to members of the Holy Cross community (students, staff, faculty and administrators).

This digitized version has been made available to provide inspiration, knowledge, hope and a deeper connection to the College through wider access online.


This untitled volume, commonly referred to as "The Purple Book" was first produced in 2011 by the College Committee on Mission and Identity to provide informative essays on Jesuit education, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and the history of the College of the Holy Cross. It was intended that the book might also offer a rich sampling of sacred texts and poems submitted by students, faculty, and members of the staff.

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College of the Holy Cross


Worcester, Massachusetts


College of the Holy Cross; Worcester; Massachusetts; Society of Jesus; Jesuits; Jesuit mission; Jesuit identity


Catholic Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Higher Education | Public History | Religious Education | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Social History | United States History

The Purple Book



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