The Sacred Writings of Saint Ignatius

Ignatius of Loyola: Falling in love with God
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This education was very structured and formalized.

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Later, Ignatius would be inspired to copy this model when establishing schools. The ideas of prerequisites and class levels would arise from the Jesuit schools, which here heavily inspired by Ignatius' experience in Paris. Ignatius earned a master's degree at the age of When he subsequently applied for his doctorate, he was passed over because of his age.

He also suffered from ailments, which the school was concerned could impact his studies. Faber was French and Xavier was Basque. The men became friends and Ignatius led them in his spiritual exercises. Other men soon joined their exercises and became followers of Ignatius. The group began to refer to themselves as "Friends in the Lord," an apt description. The circle of friends, shared Ignatius' dream of traveling to the Holy Land, but conflict between Venice and the Turks made such a journey impossible.

Denied the opportunity to travel there, the group then decided to visit Rome. There, they resolved to present themselves to the Pope and to serve at his pleasure. Pope Paul III received the group and approved them as an official religious order in The band attempted to elect Ignatius as their first leader, but he declined, saying he had not lived a worthy life in his youth. He also believed others were more experienced theologically.

The group insisted however, and Ignatius accepted the role as their first leader.

They called themselves the Society of Jesus. Some people who did not appreciate their efforts dubbed them "Jesuits" in an attempt to disparage them. While the name stuck, by virtue of their good work the label lost its negative connotation. Ignatius imposed a strict, almost military rule on his order. This was natural for a man who spent his youth as a soldier.

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Continue in harmony among yourselves, and in prayer with one another; for it becomes every one of you, and especially the presbyters, to refresh the bishop, to the hon-our of the Father, of Jesus Christ, and of the apostles. Ignatius of Antioch. All these have for their object the attaining to the unity of God. I write to all the Churches, and impress on them all, that I shall willingly die for God, unless ye hinder me. It is therefore necessary that, as ye indeed do, so without the bishop ye should do nothing, but should also our hope, in whom, if we live, we shall be found in Him.

It might be expected that such rigor would dissuade people from joining, but it had the opposite effect. The order grew. The Society of Jesus soon found its niche in education. Before Ignatius died in , his order established 35 schools and boasted 1, members. The order was responsible for much of the work of stopping the spread of the Protestant Reformation. The Society advocated the use of reason to persuade others and combat heresy. Today, the Society of Jesus is known for its work in educating the youth around the world.

Several universities have been founded in the name of Ignatius and in the traditional Jesuit spirit. The Jesuits also perform many other important works around the globe. Ignatius' passed away on July 31, , at the age of His feast day is July He is the patron saint of the Society of Jesus, soldiers, educators and education. Francis was a young nobleman at the court of the King of Spain. He became a Duke when he was only thirty-three and lived a happy, peaceful life with his wife Eleanor and their eight children. Learn about the lives of the saints and other saint resources, including a calendar, over 5, saint biographies, our most popular saints, and a list of patron saints.

Little is known about the life of St. However, it is believed she was a Greek princess who became a virgin martyr and died at years-old. Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we Gabriel is an angel who serves as a messenger for God to certain people. He is one of the three archangels. Gabriel is mentioned in both the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible.

First, in the Old Testament, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel to explain his Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in In , Pietro Bernardone returned from a trip to France to find out his wife had given birth to a son. Far from being excited or apologetic because he'd been gone, Pietro was furious because she'd But unlike so many other powerful nobles, Francis was a perfect Christian Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there's a lesser known side to the friar as well a side that showed a deep reverence for the Eucharist and attentive care to the sacred vessels at Mass.

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Ignatius of Loyola, sixteenth-century mystic, spiritual director, and founder of the Society of Jesus, is considered to be among the greatest educators in the history of western civilization. This fascinating introduction to Ignatian spirituality draws from contemporary translations of original texts focusing on the practical mysticism of Ignatius of Loyola. Excerpts from The Spiritual Exercises , his autobiography, and his collected letters and instructions provide direct insights from Ignatius about the role of humility, obedience, discernment, sin and selfawareness in spiritual life.

Both novices to the spiritual life and experienced retreat directors will discover in [this] clever book a compendium of crucial passages supplemented by insights that are thoughtful, grounded in scholarship and most Ignatian of all—practical. If you are new to Ignatius, read this first. If you are a student of his work, read it for fresh perspective. Afterall, he knew he would be killed soon. However, Ignatius never falls into panic or worry. In fact, he writes with fondness of his pending death, even asking the recipients of his letters not to interfere. Ignatius did become this bread of Christ and was torn apart in the Roman Colosseum.

St. Ignatius of Antioch

He was a martyr for Jesus and he remains a martyr in the original sense of the word. Ignatius of Antioch is a witness to the vital nature of the Eucharist and the Church. So much so that he can convince a Baptist who happens upon his words. Tagged as: Best of Week , Eucharist , saints , st ignatius of antioch. Daniel Stewart is a Catholic dad in the deep south. He loves running, gardening, and watching Star Wars with his kids. You can follow his adventures at daniel-bearman.

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