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

A Brief Timeline of the Life of St. Ignatius

May 20, 1521
Ignatius is wounded by a cannonball at the Battle of Pamplona.
During his long convalescence at Loyola, Ignatius undergoes a spiritual conversion.
March 25, 1522
Ignatius begins 11 months of living in a cave outside the town of Manresa. It was here where he started work on what would become the Spiritual Exercises.
May 30, 1534
Ignatius and six others—including Francis Xavier and Peter Faber—pronounce vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
September 27, 1540
Pope Paul III approves the Society of Jesus, making it an official religious order in the Catholic Church.
July 31, 1556
St. Ignatius dies in Rome, after serving as the first Superior General of the Society. There are already more than 1,000 Jesuits.

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(Images: The Jesuit Institute London)

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