St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Ignatius of Loyola is the founder of the Society of Jesus, an order of Catholic priests and brothers that have created the largest global network of colleges, schools, and universities known for academic excellence. St. Ignatius was born in 1491 and died in 1556. St. Ignatius' feast day is July 31. See information on the special Ignatian Year running now until July 31, 2022.

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St. Ignatius Loyola
This brief biography by George Traub, S.J. and Debra Mooney provides an easy-to-read description of St. Ignatius' life. It is illustrated with original sketches by artist Holly Schapker. It is beautifully printed on cream colored textured paper and measures 4 1/3"x11". Purchase St.Ignatius Loyola brochure for $1.25

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Cover of Understanding Ignatian and Jesuit Spirituality publication Understanding Ignatian and Jesuit Spirituality 
Ever wonder how to describe Ignatian and Jesuit Spirituality? This brochure written by Darrell Burns, S.J., does just that. Providing a contemporary description of the tradition, it is an ideal resource for new students, faculty and staff. 

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Cover of Do You Speak Ignatian publication Do You Speak Ignatian?
A mini-dictionary that defines many of the terms used in conversations in Ignatian and Jesuit circles. More than 70,000 copies of this publication have been distributed around the world.

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