August 2020 archive of Ignatian Threads

August 2020 archive of Ignatian Threads

The Fourth Vow

Posted by Hilda Walter on 8/31/20

August 30

Having elected Ignatius as the first Father General of the Society of Jesus, a second course of action facing the newly formed Jesuits was for the companions to pronounce their solemn vows.  At the Basilica of St. Paul outside of ancient Rome, they would publicly repeat vows ... Read More »

The New Society of Jesus

Posted by Hilda Walter on 8/24/20

August 23

Three years after having pronounced their first vows at Montmartre, Ignatius and his six companions, including Francis Xavier and Peter Faber, travelled to Italy to seek papal approval for their order.  They were given a commendation by Pope Paul III, with permission to be ordained priests. After ordination ... Read More »

Jesuit Pope canonizes Jesuit Saint

Posted by Hilda Walter on 8/11/20

August 9              

Peter Faber, who Feast Day was August 1st, was one of the first Jesuits. At the University of Paris in 1525, he and his roommate, Francis Xavier, studied philosophy and theology. In October, 1529, they added a third roommate, a man several years older than themselves. This ... Read More »

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