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It is generally agreed among his foes no less than among his friends that Ignatius of Loyola was a maker of history. A hundred books could be cited in proof of this statement, but the aim of this classic work is rather to show history and the grace of God forming the person of St. Ignatius. In this definitive biographical work, Fr. Brodrick combines scholarly research with a readable, enjoyable style in a book that endeavors to show the stages by which God led the wounded cavalier out of his dream-world of romantic battles in the service of fair ladies into the noontide of divine reality. read more..
St. Ignatius of Loyola was a man who saw above and beyond his century, a man of vision and calm hope, who could step comfortably into our era and the Church of our time and show us how to draw closer to Christ. Ignatius’ autobiography spans eighteen very important years of his life… from his wounding at Pamplona through his conversion, university studies and journey to Rome. These critical years reveal the incredible transformation and spiritual growth in the soul of a great saint and the events that helped to bring about that change in his life. read more..
This Vision book for youth 9–15 years old tells the exciting, dramatic story of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the order he founded, the Society of Jesus. This book tells of his starting one of the most influential orders in the church, and gives a graphic account of his adventures, his many encounters with popes, kings and emperors, and the great work the Jesuits did in spreading the Gospel. Illustrated This book is now part of Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader program. Quizzes are currently available. read more..
Lightly hand-painted cold cast bronze. 6.5″ tall, 5″ wide. Incredible detail around the whole statue. Order online.
St. Ignatius Loyola’s “Examen” is a daily meditation practiced by Jesuit priests and many other Catholics as a way to reflect on the presence of God in the ordinary events of our lives. In this in-depth film series, Fr. Timothy Gallagher explains how this surprisingly simple but profound prayer can make us more grateful, happy and holy individuals. read more..
From his experiences in solitary prayer, St. Ignatius wrote a handbook for retreats called the Spiritual Exercises. These “exercises for the soul” lead the follower of Christ from self will and excessive attachment into the freedom of the sons of God: freedom to know and do the will of God. Under the guidance of Fr. Raymond Gawronski, SJ, the viewers of this 13 part series can make the actual Ignatian retreat, covering all the major points of the Spiritual Exercises. read more..
This book is a most helpful and careful guide to anyone who desires to make an Ignatian retreat but is unable to make the Spiritual Exercises in a normal retreat. It is designed for those who want sincerely to place themselves ‘face to face’ with God so as to order their lives along his loving designs. Fr. Ravier is an expert retreat master who has been giving Ignatian retreats for over 30 years. read more..
Saint Francis Xavier’s life is, in itself, a dramatic story. With humility and deep religious conviction, the famous Catholic novelist Louis de Wohl takes us into the mind and heart of this great missionary and saint who went by order of St. Ignatius of Loyola to “set all afire” in the Orient. From student days in Paris, through his meeting with Ignatius, his rather reluctant conversion, and his travels as one of the first Jesuits… read more..
In the decade following the Second Vatican Council—roughly 1965-1975—the Jesuit order underwent an internal transformation probably greater than any it had experienced in its previous 400 years. The Re-Formed Jesuits provides a detailed history of this Jesuit experience in the United States. This history has great significance beyond itself. The entire Catholic Church has undergone a similar transformation, stemming from similar roots. A detailed history like the present one provides a unique window into that larger scene. read more..
St. Ignatius Loyola designed the Spiritual Exercises over 450 years ago, to help retreatants discern those influences arousing discouragement and deception in their spiritual lives. Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, devotes this 10-part series to those same 14 rules of Ignatius, more relevant today than ever before. read more..
As in his other popular novels, Louis de Wohl, with humility and deep religious conviction, takes us into the mind and heart of a saint, giving at the same time an enthralling picture of the era in which he lived. A skillful weaving of the story of his conversion and pilgrimage with the colorful and dangerous history of Spain and Italy in the early sixteenth century. The life of the very human, very great Basque nobleman who founded the Jesuit Order, makes for one of de Wohl’s finest novels. read more..
This comprehensive and illustrated volume is both a rich history of the Catholic Church in Alaska, and the autobiography of Fr. Louis Renner, SJ, who was a dedicated missionary in Alaska for 40 years. He tells here a compelling story of a full and fascinating life in service of the people and the Church of Alaska amid the incredible natural beauties, challenging elements and vast regions of the Great Land. read more..
For twenty long years, they toiled alone and unaided in the vast, wild regions of eastern Canada, bearing the hardships of a harsh climate, scarcity of food and inadequate lodging, as well as the constant menace of those inhabitants they had come to evangelize. Nevertheless, they worked and prayed unceasingly and bore all these hardships for the love of Christ… read more..
This is the amazing story of the famous Jesuit missionary priest to China, Fr. Matteo Ricci, revered as a “Wise Man” by the Chinese. He arrived in China in 1582 and died there twenty-eight years later, having developing a deep knowledge of and love for the country, the culture and the people. Before Ricci’s heroic mission, China was an unexplored land bordering on the vague, mysterious Cathay, and the West was no more than a rumor to the learned Mandarins, a distant unknown region… read more..