The Autobiography Of St. Ignatius (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
ISBN: 1409942910
EAN13: 9781409942917
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 26, 2008
Pages: 88
Dimensions: 0.1" H x 8.8" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Ignatius of Loyola, also known as igo O az L pez de Loyola (1491-1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Ignatius has been described by Pope Benedict XVI as being above all a man of God, who gave the first place of his life to God and a man of profound prayer. He was very active in fighting the Protestant Reformation and promoting the subsequent Counter-Reformation. In 1509, igo took up arms for Antonio Manrique de Lara, Duke of N jera and Viceroy of Navarre. According to Thomas Rochford, S.J., his diplomacy and leadership qualities made him a gentilhombre very useful to the Duke. During this time he read the De Vita Christi by Ludolph of Saxony in a Catalan edition. This work arguably influenced the whole life of Saint Ignatius. He wrote Spiritual Exercises from 1522-1524. During 1553-1555 Ignatius dictated his life's story to his secretary, Father Gon alves da C mara. This autobiography is a valuable key for the understanding of his Spiritual Exercises. He is the patron saint of Guipuscoa & Biscay, the Society of Jesus, among other things.

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