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:

Ignatius500: Ignatian Year News

  • The Man of Prayer
    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 Ignatius as man of prayer. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 2002 Celebrating Saint Ignatius’ feast today with the Church and in the Church, […]
  • Redemptive suffering A testimony of my conversion…
    Redemptive suffering. A testimony of my conversion…   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   21 February 2014. I was on my way to preside over the festive Eucharist in Vannampatti parish near Dindigul, Tamilnadu, India. I was tossed off from my […]
  • Walking with Ignatius – Episode 10
    Video series from Fr General Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. Fr Arturo Sosa reflects on several current issues that Jesuit education helps young people and many adults to address; starting with the contents of the 10th chapter of the book he published […]

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