31 Jul 2013

"Us Jesuits" - Papa Francesco on the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola
"Ignatius was a mystic who loved God with an intensity rare even for saints. He wasn’t a renowned scholar like Augustine or Aquinas, not a martyr like Peter or Paul, and perhaps not a beloved personality like Francis or Therese. But he loved God and loved the world, and those two things he did quite well."

- Fr. James Martin, SJ, "My Life with the Saints"

Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass on Wednesday morning, marking the Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, the Order to which the Pope belongs. The Church chosen for the celebration was the Jesuits’ Mother Church in Rome, known simply as the “Gesù”.

Pope Francis: Once a Jesuit, always a Jesuit?

You can read full text of his homily HERE

Rocco over at Whispers has coverage HERE

Check out Blue Eyed Ennis for links and reflections on the feast day.

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