The Story of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits, Whose Feast Day in 2017 Is Monday, July 31


St. Ignatius of Loyola, with his new and dynamic conception of the religious life, who began the Jesuit order, has left an impress on the Church unparalleled in modern times.

His story was dramatic and his story of coming to know God was dramatic as well. This included extraordinary experiences of God in visions and otherwise. “Years later he told his successor in the Society of Jesus, Father Laynez, that he learned more of divine mysteries in one hour of prayer at Manresa than all the doctors of the schools could ever have taught him.” (EWTN)

A painting of his vision of Christ and God the Father can be seen at

Thanks for the information and the picture!

Tomorrow, we’re to bring water to be blessed. I was told it was the day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. I was told the blessing was somehow different than a normal blessing. Does anyone know what they meant?

This speaks about the blessing of water on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s feast day:

Thanks! I got the water blessed this morning and intend to drink it sometime today.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us!

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