The Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola


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(4.4 stars; 29 reviews)

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491– 1556) was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. After being seriously wounded in the Battle of Pamplona in 1521, he underwent a spiritual conversion while in recovery. De Vita Christi by Ludolph of Saxony purportedly inspired Loyola to abandon his previous military life and devote himself to labour for God. He died in July 1556, was beatified by Pope Paul V in 1609, canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622, and declared patron of all spiritual retreats by Pope Pius XI in 1922. (2 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Pamplona - and After 12:40 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Battlefield 9:59 Read by Fred Abboud
The Forging of Weapons 12:10 Read by Fred Abboud
Jerusalem 13:29 Read by Fred Abboud
In the King's Service 10:21 Read by Larry Wilson
The 'Free Company' 11:22 Read by Larry Wilson
The Warfare 14:40 Read by Fred Abboud
The General and His Army 15:56 Read by Fred Abboud
'Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam' 9:50 Read by S R Colon
The Last Fight 12:57 Read by S R Colon
The Legacy 11:29 Read by toadoftoadhall

Reviews

fascinating


(4 stars)

Great albeit briefly biography of a wonderful saint. Includes interesting thoughts on his times. The readers are mostly very good.

Read in series


(5 stars)

Different voices for the successive chapters.

well done


(4.5 stars)

Good story well read, thx.