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.
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?
More about St. Ignatius
- The Life of St. Ignatius Loyola - illustrated biography from Jesuits USA
- "Jesuits On...Ignatius of Loyola" - life of Ignatius narrated by Fr. Dorian Llywelyn, SJ
- Selected letters of St. Ignatius, courtesy of the Woodstock Theological Library at Georgetown University
- Ignatius' Own Story - the autobiography of St. Ignatius and selected letters, translated by William J. Young, SJ
- Resources: St. Ignatius of Loyola - collection of media and images related to St. Ignatius, collated by the Jesuit Institute, UK
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