#1LinerWeds On A Special Feast Day

Today is the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), who are responsible for a good deal of my education and formation. The Jesuits have been a big part of my family’s life: my stepfather was a former Jesuit priest; my grandfather was a math professor at Loyola University Chicago; I graduated from Loyola and met Mary there, etc. Rather than try and cover the life and career of Ignatius, here’s a good video, if you’re curious.


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21 thoughts on “#1LinerWeds On A Special Feast Day

  1. I didn’t know today was St. Ignatius Loyola’s feast day, but good for him. I went to a Jesuit university for grad school and found the RC approach to education suited me. Nice to be reminded of that.

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  2. It seems that there have been some quotes by Saint Ignatius that I liked though I couldn’t recall them. So I looked some up. Here’s one I liked: β€œIt is dangerous to make everybody go forward by the same road: and worse to measure others by oneself.” Another one was “Laugh and grow strong.” I enjoyed the video.

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    1. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are full of quotable passages and are the basis for a lot of retreats at Jesuit retreat houses. I think, if you want to get to know him, that’s the best place to start. Glad you liked the video; it did a far better job of talking about his life than I ever could.

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