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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