Tag Archives: St. Ignatius of Loyola

Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila (October 15)

Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus.  Teresa was a Carmelite nun, writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along … Continue reading

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Heroic Leadership, Jesuit Style, and Pope Francis

I told myself that I would refrain from discussing Pope Francis’ interview last week as that subject was widely covered elsewhere. I have largely stuck to that other than a brief reference to Blessed Peter Faber, S.J., one of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 4, 2013): What Possesses Us?

Today is the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The readings focus on wealth and material possessions.  They also contain an interesting statement from the Book of Ecclesiastes, which is one of the most interesting quotes from the Hebrew Bible: “Vanity of … Continue reading

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Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.: The First Jesuit Priest

Continuing with the Ignatian-themed week, today is the feast day of Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.  Fr. Faber was one of the founders of the Society of Jesus and the first priest among the Jesuits.  Pope Francis mentioned his admiration for … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Ignatian Spirituality and the Controversial Jesuits

Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits).  This is a very special day for me as I attended a Jesuit university as an undergraduate and my prayer … Continue reading

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31 Days with Saint Ignatius

Originally posted on There Will Be Bread:
July 31 is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. If you were not familiar with the Jesuits before, the election of Pope Francis, who is a Jesuit,…

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