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The Ignatian Year:
May 20, 2021 - July 31, 2022

“It is my desire that at the heart of this Ignatian year, we would hear the Lord calling us, and we would allow him to work our conversion inspired by the personal experience of Ignatius.”
 — Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus worldwide is celebrating an Ignatian Year from 2021-2022, beginning May 20, 2021, exactly 500 years after St. Ignatius was wounded by a cannonball during the Battle of Pamplona. During his long convalescence following the injury, Ignatius converted to a life of holiness.

The Ignatian Year will also include the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier on March 12, 2022, and conclude on July 31, 2022, St. Ignatius’ feast day. The year’s theme is “to see all things new in Christ.”

We invite you to explore Jesuit history, events and more surrounding the Ignatian Year.

Important Dates of the Ignatian Year


May 20, 2021
500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ wounding at Pamplona

March 12, 2022
400th anniversary of the canonization of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier

July 31, 2022
Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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