The Ignatian Year
In May 1521 Ignatius was recuperating in his family’s castle at Loyola after his legs were damaged by a cannonball at the siege of Pamplona. Bored, he began to read a life of Christ and the lives of the saints. And so his conversion to a life of imitating Christ began. That was 500 years ago this year. Jesuits all around the world celebrate this conversion over the coming year, beginning on 22 May 2021 and finishing on 31 July 2022, the anniversary of his canonisation.
October 10, 2022
A sculpture depicting an 'approachable' figure of St Ignatius Loyola sitting on a bench was unveiled at Belvedere College SJ to mark the 500th anniversary of his 'conversion.'
August 31, 2022
Gerry Clarke SJ and Christine Halloran report on the events that took place during the Ignatian Year, including the special closing Mass.
April 25, 2022
Brendan McManus SJ and Christine Halloran ran a six-week induction course for Jesuit colleagues.
March 23, 2022
Jesuits and partners around the world celebrated the 400th anniversary of the canonisations of St Ignatius and Francis Xavier, on 12 March.
October 26, 2021
Fr General Arturo Sosa SJ draws from his latest book to encourage people to prayerfully walk with Saint Ignatius and Jesuits around the world
July 14, 2021
The Faludi Film and Media section of the Hungarian Jesuit Province is inviting Jesuits and colleagues to take part in their annual International Film and Photo Competition.
May 19, 2021
A new book with Father General Arturo Sosa SJ was launched in Rome on 11 May 2021 as part of the celebrations to mark the Ignatian Year
May 12, 2021
'The Ignatius 500 Year' will be launched by the Irish Jesuit Provincial, Leonard Moloney SJ, at a Mass in Gardiner St Church celebrated by Archbishop Dermot Farrell, on 20 May 2021