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Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was the founder of the Society of Jesus; he created an order which has created innovators and thinkers, and spread faith and charity across the globe.

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Harry Clarke window installed in Gardiner St

Jesuits from home and abroad marked St Ignatius feast day by unveiling a newly acquired stained glass portrait of St Francis Xavier in Gardiner St Church, Dublin

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Heat of desire

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Getting close to the heat of what you really want requires a long-lasting look at reality and some hard questioning, but the “joys that endure” are well worth it.

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Inspirational Jesuit lives

'With Christ in Service' is a book about the lives of inspirational Jesuits through the ages. It's written by Jesuits, and published by Messenger Publications

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How discernment can change your life

TOM CASEY SJ :: During convalescence, Ignatius of Loyola learned to examine his life and discover the good desires that were drawing him to God – in other words, he learned 'discernment'

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Forgiveness in Saints Maria Goretti and Ignatius

TOM CASEY SJ :: We all experience conflicts and divisions, most of them less tragic than what Maria Goretti had to undergo. To realise that an 11 year-old girl was able to forgive her killer is a great inspiration for us adults.

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Mary – how she made a new man of Ignatius

It was Jesuits in Rome who, over 300 years ago, launched the custom of dedicating the month of May to Our Lady - appropriate given the vital role Our Lady played in the spiritual life of St Ignatius.

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Founding of the Jesuits

The Society of Jesus was founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola and since then has grown from the original seven to 24, 400 members today who work out of 1,825 houses in 112 countries. In the intervening 455 years many Jesuits became renowned for their sanctity (41 Saints and 285 Blesseds), for their scholarship in every conceivable field, for ...

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