Born in 1491, St. Ignatius Loyola abandoned the Spanish court for a life in service to Christ. Priest, teacher, and writer, in 1540 he founded the Society of Jesus, along with St. Francis Xavier, the Blessed Peter Faber, and others, establishing Jesuit schools, churches, and communities. He died in 1556 and was canonized in 1622. Alan McDougall Short Bio Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., is the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University.
This wonderful habit of devotional calendars can only change us for the better and often offer soothing advice for each day of the year. * -Catholic Library World *