Saint of the Day
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
After being injured in battle, Ignatius made a vow of chastity and lived in a cave for a year before making a pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land. Upon his return, his meditations led to the creation of the Society of Jesus, now known as the Jesuits. In his later years, he suffered from poor health and blindness.
Reflections from the Saints
Do not let any occasion of gaining merit pass without taking care to draw some spiritual profit from it.
– St. Ignatius of Loyola