The prayers of St. Ignatius Loyola, whose memorial is today, after the jump. Learn more about St. Ignatius’s life in our book.
If you ever doubt the power of books to change a life, consider the story of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. Ignatius knew his path as a child. He would be a military officer, just like his father. He was not interested in anything but the army, but in his reading he was converted. Read more from Melissa Musick after the jump:
St. Francis is a 16th century example of what parents fear: Send a child to college and he will return a stranger. What happened to him at the University of Paris was St. Ignatius of Loyola. More from our own Melissa Musick:
Sammy Chong, SJ (a member of the Ecuadorian Province of the Jesuits and a professor of art at Boston College) has a new series of paintings which place the life of St. Ignatius Loyola in the 21st century. They’re powerful. See them all here: Sammy Chong’s Paintings Imagine a 21st Century St. Ignatius of Loyola. See more after the jump: