Ignatian Year

Ignatian Year


Celebrating the Ignatian Year

The 400th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Ignatius will be celebrated on 12 March 2022.

Let us remember that Saint Francis Xavier was canonized on the same day.

The 71st Congregation of Procurators (which brings together delegates from each of the administrative units of the Society, Provinces, and Regions) will take place in Loyola from 16th to 22nd May 2022; it will be preceded, in 2021, by Provincial Congregations all over the world.

Today in History

Feast of Saint Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA, PRlEST AND FOUNDER OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS - SOLEMNITY + 1556. There were 1036 Jesuits, 11 provinces, 92 houses, 33 colleges at his death.


Conversion of St. Ignatius

During the long weeks of his recuperation, he was extremely bored and asked for some romance novels to pass the time. Luckily there were none in the castle of Loyola, but there was a copy of the life of Christ and a book on the saints. Desperate, Ignatius began to read them.