November 2021 archive of Ignatian Threads

November 2021 archive of Ignatian Threads

Celebrate Jesus Christ as Lord of all Things

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/22/21


Today we celebrate the authority of Christ as King and Lord of all things. It seems fitting that this feast celebrating Christ's kingship falls right before Advent, when we will liturgically wait for the promised Messiah (King). As we praise and glorify the loving and merciful king of ... Read More »

Early Jesuit Efforts

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/16/21

November 14

Early Jesuits dealt w kings and paupers, with sinners and the devout, with popes, with pastors, and with nuns. They preached, taught catechism, and aided orphans and prisoners. Their actions of piety drew on traditional elements, but were peculiarly their own. They wrote plays, participated in the ... Read More »

St. Peter Canisius

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/09/21

November 7, 2021

Peter Canisius, the first Dutchman to enter the newly-formed Society of Jesus, is known for his work in catechesis, especially in Bavaria. Armed with a better knowledge of their faith, Bavarian Catholics were less influenced by Lutheranism as those in other areas of Germany. Canisius’s long career in ... Read More »

An Important Early Jesuit

Posted by Hilda Walter on 11/01/21


The Pope had given special permission to the General of the Society of Jesus to commission members of the Jesuits to teach theology in any university. Young Peter Canisius was assigned by Ignatius to be one of several Jesuits sent to teach theology at the University of Ingolstadt ... Read More »


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