Friday, July 31, 2015
Getting to Know St. Ignatius of Loyola  

July 31st is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  This Spanish saint is the patron of spiritual exercises,soldiers, and, of course, the Jesuits, the order which he founded.  He was a man of humility and courage.  He left the life of a soldier to become a soldier in the Kingdom of God.  He is an example of being open to God's call through the events of one's life.

Now with Pope Francis, we have our first pope from the order which was founded by St. Ignatius.  We are just beginning to appreciate the impact that his Jesuit training has had upon him and how it has helped shape his pontificate.

If you would like to know more about the great St. Ignatius, you might want to get one of my copies of his autobiography which is available as an eBook in various formats.  In honor of his feast day, the eBook will be available at a special price through August 31st.


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