Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Roman Catholic Church, in Concord Hill, Missouri, USA - statue of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Statue of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

Today is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Life of Saint Ignatius.

The Jesuits were the premier religious order of the Counter-Reformation and were noted for their missionary adventures and their many schools and universities. However, the order has fallen on hard times since the Second Vatican Council.

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