The Ignatian Year

In May 1521 Ignatius was recuperating in his family’s castle at Loyola after his legs were damaged by a cannonball at the siege of Pamplona. Bored, he began to read a life of Christ and the lives of the saints. And so his conversion to a life of imitating Christ began. That was 500 years ago this year. Jesuits all around the world celebrate this conversion over the coming year, beginning on 22 May 2021 and finishing on 31 July 2022, the anniversary of his canonisation.

A cannonball moment with Ignatian prayer

September 6, 2021

Spiritual Director Siobhan Murphy speaks of an experience during a prayer workshop that led to a long-term faith commitment

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Lights, camera, action

July 14, 2021

The Faludi Film and Media section of the Hungarian Jesuit Province is inviting Jesuits and colleagues to take part in their annual International Film and Photo Competition.

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A cannonball moment with a young rapper

July 6, 2021

Writer Gavin Thomas Murphy describes an eye-opening experience with a young orphan and rapper in Guyana

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A cannonball moment where it all began

June 18, 2021

Gráinne Delaney, chaplain in Crescent College, Limerick, describes her own 'cannonball' experience in Loyola itself – where St Ignatius had his

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‘Cannonball moment’ on video

June 8, 2021

Jesuits, friends, and colleagues are making short 'cannonball' videos to mark the Ignatian 500 anniversaries taking place during 2021/2022. This is Christine Halloran's

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Walking with Ignatius, walking with our world

May 19, 2021

A new book with Father General Arturo Sosa SJ was launched in Rome on 11 May 2021 as part of the celebrations to mark the Ignatian Year

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Launching the Ignatius 500 Year

May 12, 2021

'The Ignatius 500 Year' will be launched by the Irish Jesuit Provincial, Leonard Moloney SJ, at a Mass in Gardiner St Church celebrated by Archbishop Dermot Farrell, on 20 May 2021

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Cannonballs and bombshells

May 11, 2021

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: A reflection on the legacy of St Ignatius of Loyola 500 years after he was wounded at the Battle of Pamplona

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Saint Ignatius of Loyola: A Convert’s Story

May 5, 2021

Patrick Corkery SJ's first book brings the warm side of Ignatius to life on the 500th anniversary of his conversion

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