"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Ignatius of Loyola, July 31, 1556, was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation. Loyola's devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by unquestioning obedience to the Catholic Church's authority and hierarchy. - Biographical details here.


  1. Visit the rooms of St Ignatius in Italy:


    Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous.
    Teach me to serve thee as Thou deservest;
    To give and not to count the cost;
    To fight and not to heed the wounds;
    To toil and not to seek for rest;
    To labor and not to seek reward, save that of
    knowing that I do Thy will, God.
    -- St. Ignatius of Loyola

    Happy Feast Day St. Ignatius.

    1. Happy feast day Maria - I thought of you while posting and prayed esp. to St. Ignatius for you. God bless!

  2. Save that of knowing that I do Thy will, O God.

    Don't want to be accused of misquoting St. Ignatius ;)

  3. Back at you, Terry :)


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