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The Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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  1. The Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola The beginning of the Jesuit Order

  2. Introduction to St. Ignatius Who is St. Ignatius? Ignatius of Loyola (and) Another Look at Ignatius

  3. Ignatius the Soldier

  4. Top 5 Facts about Ignatius’s “Past Story”: St. Ignatius Loyola born in 1491, one of 13 children of a family of minor nobility in northern Spain. Day -dreamed of being a chivalrous soldier/a knight, and doing great deeds Day-dreamed of being praised by everyone and winning the heart of a “damsel in distress”. Vices: Gambling, Vanity, Short-Temper, Fighting, Pride, Arrogance, Ladies Man Helped lead Spain in a major battle against the French

  5. Art Representing Ignatius’s Conversion At Manresa His relationship with Christ:

  6. Top 5 Facts about Ignatius’s “Conversion Story”: Gravely wounded in battle with the French. Cannonball hit him in the leg. Worried about what his leg would look like now in his tights! While healing, Ignatius experienced a conversion. Reading the lives of Jesus and the Saints made Ignatius happy and desired to do great things. Discernment: Consolation vs. Desolation Manresa (lived in a cave and learned to pray and give himself fully to God) Went back to school to the University of Paris. Became a priest and started the Jesuit with his friends.

  7. What is Ignatian Worldview? • World-affirming • Inclusive • Focuses on both faith and reason • Points to God’s love as more powerful than human weakness and evil • Emphasis on freedom • Centered on prayer • Adopts the mind and heart of Christ • Desires to show compassion, concern for others, and to work for justice • Centered around values that are anchored in the Mind, Heart, and Hand.

  8. What is Ignatian Spirituality? Video: Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality • Examples of IgnatianSpirituality (aka: “The Ignatian Way of Proceeding”): • The First Principle and Foundation • The Spiritual Exercises • The Daily Examen • Retreats • Discernment of Spirits (Consolation and Desolation) • Finding God in All Things