Ignatius of Loyola

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Ignatius of Loyola


Born
in Guipúzcoa, Spain
October 22, 1491

Died
May 22, 1556

Genre

Influences
St. Francis, Ludolph of Saxony,


Saint Ignatius of Loyola was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Ignatius paid particular attention to the spiritual formation of his recruits and recorded his method in the Spiritual Exercises (published in Latin in 1548). In time, the method has become known as Ignatian spirituality. Ignatius was described by Pope Benedict XVI as being above all a man of God, who gave the first place of his life to God, and a man of profound prayer. Together with Peter Faber and Francis Xavier, he founded the religious order of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits), and became its first Superior General, in Paris in 1541. He envisioned the purpose of the Society of Jesus to be missionary work and teaching. In addition to ...more

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The Spiritual Exercises

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The Autobiography of St. Ig...

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Spiritual Exercises and Sel...

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Personal Writings

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Letters of St. Ignatius of ...

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Thoughts of St. Ignatius Lo...

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The Constitutions of the So...

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Obras de Ignacio de Loyola

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Monumenta Ignatiana, Ex Aut...

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“Go forth and set the world on fire.”
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“Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God.”
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“Love is shown more in deeds than in words.”
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