Latest news
Home > Tag Archives: St Ignatius (page 3)

Tag Archives: St Ignatius

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.

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Why Jesus never read the New Testament

Jesus meant so much to Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, that Ignatius once said he would have loved to have been Jewish himself, so that he could have been related to Jesus by blood as well as by discipleship.  It is almost 500 years since Ignatius begged his way to Jerusalem, hoping to stay for good ...

Read More »

The Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises grew out of Ignatius Loyola’s personal experience as a man seeking to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will. He kept a journal as he gained spiritual insight and deepened his spiritual experience. He added to these notes as he directed other people and discovered what “worked.” Eventually Ignatius gathered these prayers, meditations, reflections, ...

Read More »