Sunday, July 31, 2016

For All the Saints: Ignatius Loyola

On the Roman Catholic and Episcopal calendars, Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) is honored today, the anniversary of his death. There is even a hashtag, #IgnatiusDay, on Twitter! He was a Spanish knight, born Íñigo López de Loyola, who became a priest in 1537, founded the Society of Jesus in 1541, and through his Spiritual Exercises and spiritual guidance he became a still-popular author of Christian spirituality, appreciated by non-Catholics as well as Catholics. Here is a summary of his life:
The site also has a good summary:

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