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Redemptive suffering A testimony of my conversion…

Redemptive suffering A testimony of my conversion…

Redemptive suffering. A testimony of my conversion...   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   21 February 2014. I was on my way to preside over the festive Eucharist in...

Sharing the faith through art

Sharing the faith through art

During this celebration of the Ignatian Year, St Ignatius of Loyola is portrayed in a myriad of ways, from the traditional–as seen in the great paintings, sculptures, and antique texts from Europe–to the more current, usually as illustration or even graphic design. A...

The newness that comes from God

The newness that comes from God

Availability and welcoming of the newness that comes from God. That is how Ignatius experienced conversion!   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   How can one fail to be...

Metanoia: an attitude… and a statue

Metanoia: an attitude… and a statue

The Belgian artist Johan Tahon had already presented his sculpture entitled Metanoia to Father General Arturo Sosa and to Pope Francis. It depicts St Ignatius in his conversion process, in particular during the inner transformation that the knight, who was wounded in...

Five saints and one feast

Five saints and one feast

400th Anniversary of five canonisations By Yamid Castiblanco, SJ Five hundred years ago, because of a leg injury, God broke into the life of Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). That wound eventually led Ignatius to put himself at the service of the Pope and the Universal...

Five saints – One call

Five saints – One call

By Iacopo Scaramuzzi Pope Francis will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, and four other saints - the first collective canonisation in history - by celebrating a Mass in the Church of the...

Sainthood and canonization… getting ready for 12th March

Sainthood and canonization… getting ready for 12th March

During the Ignatian Year, an important date, 12th March 2022, marks the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius. Pope Gregory XV, on 12th March 1622, officially recognized, in the name of the Church, the quality of life and commitment of five witnesses to...

Multiple paths of conversion

Multiple paths of conversion

Grace, Change, Freedom, Mission. Key words on the multiple paths of conversion.   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.     Whether we are born Christian or have become...

Iñigo of Loyola in Pamplona An end – and a beginning?

Iñigo of Loyola in Pamplona An end – and a beginning?

Iñigo of Loyola in Pamplona. An end – and a beginning?   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   Iñigo was a little under 30. He had devoted his teenage years and twenties to...

Christmas with Ignatius of Loyola

Christmas with Ignatius of Loyola

Christmas with Ignatius of Loyola During this Ignatian Year, let us reflect with Ignatius of Loyola on Christmas. This article was first published in Civiltà Cattolica (link). Ignatius was convalescing in his castle in Loyola. A few months earlier, defending the walls...

Mary, our “Ina”, accompany us

Mary, our “Ina”, accompany us

Mary, our “Ina”, accompany us during the Ignatian Year to your Son The Provincial of the Philippine Province, Fr. Primitivo Viray Jr SJ, shares a reflection during this Ignatian Year on the importance of Mary for St. Ignatius and for himself. First published on the...

The wound of Ignatius in art

The wound of Ignatius in art

The wound of Ignatius in art   Íñigo de Loyola was a proud man who saw great things for his future. He imagined a life filled with adventure, fame and riches - dreams of life at court and all the honors that accompanied them. Those dreams came to an end in 1521...

An invitation to the Ignatian Year

An invitation to the Ignatian Year

This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   The “Camino Ignaciano” (Ignatian Way) was designed several years ago in order to recreate the journey made by Íñigo from his house in Loyola...

Vulnerability in the eyes of Ignatius

Vulnerability in the eyes of Ignatius

Tiziano Ferraroni SJ reflects on the importance of vulnerability for Saint Ignatius and in the founding of the Society of Jesus. He sees the acceptance of humanity’s innate vulnerability as a major challenge for contemporary society.   What would we expect to...

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