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July 31 is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away on this day in the year 1556.

We invite you to learn more about his life below and to use the following Ignatian resources and reflections to aid you in your contemplation:

Artwork: Icon of the First Companions by Julius Spradley

Prayer: Ignatius and the Stars: A Prayer for the Close of the Ignatian Year by Cameron Bellm

Ignatian-inspired Poetry: I’M ALL IN by Gretchen Crowder and Heart Song by Kathleen Orange

Ignatian Places Video Reflections: The Home of St. Ignatius, Our Lady of Aranzazu and Montserrat by Eric Clayton

Podcast: Saint Ignatius and Our Never-Ending Call to Conversion with Paola Pascual-Ferrá and Seán Bray