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  • Spiritual Exercises And Founding The Jesuits
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    Ignatius of Loyola's real name was Inigo Lopez de On az y Loyola. He was named Inigo until he reached the University of Paris, in which he was named Ignatius. Ignatius was born at the Castle Loyola, which still stands today in northern Spain, on the edge of the Pyrenees Mountains. He was born in 1491, but there are no records of which show the exact date. His mother was Marina Sanchez de Lic ona and his father was named Beltran. His father, Beltran, fought in a civil war for King Ferdinand of Ar...
  • St Ignatius Loyola
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    St. Ignatius Loyola I am St. Ignatius Loyola the man who found the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits. My original name is Inigo de Loyola and I was born in 1491 in a place called Azpeitia in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa in northern Spain. I was the youngest of thirteen children. At the age of sixteen I became a servant for Juan Velazquez, the treasurer of the kingdom of Castile. I was considered a member of the Velazquez family so when ever Juan went to court I would go with him. In doing this...
  • Hallmark Of The Jesuit Order
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    The Society of Jesus, formally approved by Pope Paul in his bull Regi mini Militant is Ecclaesiae of September 1540, was one of many new religious orders of men and women which appeared during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. All of these new orders were both fruit and expression of that renewal of European Catholicism commonly known today as the Catholic Reformation. The Jesuits, however, were the most renowned of these new religions. This new religion was the vision of a man named Igna...
  • Most Famous Jesuit Priests
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    The Jesuit community was founded in the year 1540. Jesuit, or the Society of Jesus, played an important role in the renewal of the Catholic Church. Most of the early Jesuits were scholars, teachers, and also trained as missionaries. Some were also preachers who devoted all of their time to helping the sick, imprisoned, and wounded soldiers. In the year 1556, there were about a thousand Jesuits. One hundred years later, there were nearly fifteen thousand. After the next one hundred years, the num...
  • Jesuit Members
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    Although the Counter-Reformation can only be understood as a diverse movement, it is above all the Society of Jesus (better known as the Jesuits) which came to dominate it, and in many ways personify it. The most prominent of the new orders, the Jesuits stood by the motto ad majorem dei gloriam (to the greater glory of God). There complete loyalty to the church and its leadership were a feature throughout this time period, this is again shown, this time in the Jesuit handbook we ought always be ...
  • Killings Of The Jesuits
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    The Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits have seen many tragedies as well as successes. One of their most recent tragedies occurred in Central America. Six Jesuit priests along with other staff members were killed, these killings were caused by the governments of more than one country. The Jesuit order was started by St. Ignatius Loyola. He worked as a mercenary but was forced into bed when a cannonball shattered the bone in his leg. After a long recovery he started the order of the Jes...

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