From May 2021 to July 2022, the Society of Jesus and global Ignatian family will celebrate Ignatius500.  The Ignatian Year commemorates 500 years since the conversion of St Ignatius of Loyola which began with his leg being struck by a cannonball, a moment that led to his mind and heart being transformed by the presence of God in all things.

Today (20 May) is the 500th anniversary since St Ignatius of Loyola, who was a soldier at the time, had his leg shattered by a cannonball in the Battle of Pamplona, Spain.  So why are we marking that moment in his life 500 years later? The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ shares the reason:

St Ignatius' Church spire

Urgent restoration work that will hopefully be completed in October is being undertaken on the church spire. As a consequence, access to the driveway to the north side of the church will be disrupted.

Ignatius500: Ignatian Year News

  • Saint Ignatius and the Eucharist
    During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on the importance of the Eucharist for St. Ignatius. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 1985 Let us turn our eyes towards Saint Ignatius’ burial-place, […]
  • Conference: Creative Fidelity
    On the occasion of the Ignatian Year, Lassalle Haus in Switzerland is organising a conference on Ignatian spirituality from 21 to 24 October 2021. The title is: Creative Fidelity – The spirituality of the Ignatian Exercises and its significance for ecumenism and interreligious dialogue today. The Lassalle-Haus invites you to an international conference. Together with […]
  • Walking with Ignatius – Episode 1
    Video series from Fr General   Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. Fr General will publish a video each month during the Ignatian Year as a companion to his book Walking with Ignatius. You are invited to walk the journey of the Ignatian year with him.   […]

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