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Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Posted on October 30, 2016

Song: From My Window Igrew up Catholic but had never heard of the Jesuits until I was well into my 30s. That was when they hired me to work for them at a textbook publishing company. The Society of Jesus — Jesuits, for short — is an international order of priests. The Society was founded six centuries ago by a Spaniard named Ignatius. Who Was Ignatius? Formally known as Iñigo López de Loyola y Oñaz, Ignatius was born in 1491. He was raised in the Basque town of Loyola, where his family enjoyed the status and wealth of the Spanish noble class. As a young adult, Ignatius harbored a romantic outlook on life. He set his sights on a career at court, and…