Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola • Saint Ignatius
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Ignatius Loyola, St
Ignatius Loyola, St (prob. 1491–1556), founder of the *Jesuits. Born of a noble family at the castle of Loyola, not far south of the Pyrenees, he spent his formative years (c. 1506–17) in the household of Juan Velázquez de Cuéllar, the Royal Treasurer of Castile, and then embarked on a military career,
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Ignatius of Loyola (c. 1491–1556)
Ignatius of Loyola (c. 1491–1556)The exact date of Ignatius of Loyola’s birth is somewhat uncertain due to the fact that the baptismal records of the church in which he was baptized, the church of San Sebastiàn in the town of Azpeitia in the Basque province of Guipúzcoa in Spain, were later destroyed
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Ignatius Loyola
Ignatius Loy′ola, founder of the order of Jesuits, is depicted in art sometimes with the sacred monogram I.H.S. on his breast, and sometimes as contemplating it, surrounded by glory in the skies, in allusion to his boast that he had a miraculous knowledge of the mystery of the Trinity vouchsafed to him.
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Loyola, Ignatius Of
Loyola, Ignatius of (1491–1556). Mystic and founder of the Company of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits. Íñigo López de Loyola was the son of a noble Basque family. As a young man he enjoyed a life full of duels, love affairs, and escapades, until during the French siege of Pamplona (1521) a cannonball
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Ignatius of Loyola, St.
Ignatius of Loyola, St. (c. 1491–1556). The founder of the *Jesuits (the Society of Jesus), Ignatius of Loyola began a journey of discipleship after sustaining a grave wound to his leg in battle. While recovering, he experienced a profound change of heart and began to develop insights into the spiritual
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Ignatius of Loyola
Movers and ShakersIgnatius of LoyolaFounder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)“Without seeing any vision, he understood and knew many things, as well spiritual things as things of the faith.”—Ignatius of Loyola, writing of himself“Soul of Christ, make me holy.”So says the first line
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556). The founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Ignatius was born into Basque nobility in Guipúzcoa. Although destined early for a church career, he served as a courtier until 1521, when he was wounded in battle. During convalescence his reading of the lives of Christ and
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA. Born at Loyola in the Basque country in 1491, Ignatius died in Rome in 1556 after founding the Society of Jesus (1540) and serving as superior general from 1541. Wounded in battle as a young man defending Pamplona, he convalesced at Loyola where he had only two books: Lives of the
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556)
IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA (1491–1556)Ignatius, a Spaniard, was the founder of the Society of Jesus (*Jesuits). Following his conversion from a military career to a determination to be a soldier of Christ, Ignatius went into retreat at Manresa (1522–23), and his meditations and mystical experiences at that
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Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556)Spanish ascetic and theologian who founded the Society of JesusIgnatius was born into a powerful and wealthy Basque family living in the province of Guipuzcoa (Spain). Little is known of the boyhood of Inigo Lopez de Onaz y de Loyola. In 1506, through the help provided