Jul 30, 2006

July 31, Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

AMDG + Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam + To the Greater Glory of God

Happy Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. He died 450 years ago today, July 31, 1556. Two of the other seven original Jesuits, St. Francis Xavier and Bl. Peter Favre, were born 500 years ago this year, in 1506.

We know that the Society has serious problems nowadays, but we also, of course, know, and know of, fine Jesuit priests, whom we thank for their fidelity.

One good way to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius, in addition to Holy Mass, is to say some prayers that he wrote, as well as ones that St. Francis Xavier wrote. To see them, click on this post's title. You will find some in Latin as well as English.

St. Ignatius, pray for your Order and pray for us and our Archdiocese! Amen.


Anonymous MVH said...

Ah, back when the Jesuits were indeed great, Soldiers of Christ.

11:20 PM  

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