Ignatius Visconti General # 16
General from 1751 to 1755
During his generalate, short as it was, he was able to get off some letters to the whole Society on the use of Studies and the value of Poverty, but he really had little time to accomplish much. His letter to the Austrian Jesuits was on the value of the use of Latin or, in some cases, use of the vernacular. The Jesuit response to these letters was less than encouraging as was the Jesuit weak or non-existent response to the government's programs for the colleges. The Reductions in Paraguay were forced to re-locate, but the import of these hedgings did not seem to be understood and the Society became more divided and weak, seemingly waiting for the end, which many could see coming. His short term ended when he died on May 4, 1755.
After the usual service in the Gesú his remains were carried to the crypt.