Manresa Moment: Friday, July 31

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Friday, July 31: All Things Ignatian - Celebrating Ignatius


Today, July 31, is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The members of the Loyola Marymount University community join with partners and companions across the globe in celebrating the life and legacy of Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Ignatius's life was not without challenges, setbacks, and outright disasters. But his faith, perseverance, and dedication to a life of service to others resulted in a 500-year legacy and countless lives changed around the world.



The Life of St. Ignatius



With Ignatius at Montserrat
A guided meditation in a time of cannonballs

Celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius

Join us in celebrating the feast day of the founder of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius of Loyola. Fr. Marc Reeves, S.J. offers a prayer and blessing for the entire Loyola Marymount University Community.

More about the Feast of St. Ignatius

For reflection:

As we celebrate the life of St. Ignatius in the year 2020, what challenges and setbacks have altered the future I see for myself?
What new opportunities do I discern, even in pain or disappointment?
How will I follow Ignatius's example to "help souls" and to seek God in all things?


Vision at the River Cardoner (Carlos Saenz de Tejada)

More about St. Ignatius


  • Ignatius' Own Story - the autobiography of St. Ignatius and selected letters, translated by William J. Young, SJ




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