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A sealed letter from Charles III of Spain was opened by authorities throughout Spain and the next morning every Jesuit in the realm was arrested, placed aboard ship, and expelled from the country.

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12 May 2017

Ignatius of Loyola Speaks

by Ignatius of Loyola | Issue 122

THE FIRST POINT is to call to mind the benefits that I have received from creation, redemption, and the particular gifts I have received. I will ponder with great affection how much God our Lord has done for me, and how many of His graces He has given me. I will likewise consider how much the same Lord wishes to give Himself to me in so far as He can, according to His divine decrees. 

I will then reflect within myself, and consider that I, for my part, with great reason and justice, should offer and give to His Divine Majesty, all that I...

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12 May 2017

Helping souls

by Katie M. Benjamin | Issue 122

Ignatius in armorSEVERELY INJURED BY A CANNONBALL that had wounded both his legs, the young Spanish man knew his military career was over. In spite of the doctors’ dire predictions, he had survived surgery (no easy feat in a pre-anesthesia era) and was now learning to walk again. 

This young man, of wealthy birth and luxurious tastes, had once longed only for battle and tales of chivalry, but he now had a growing interest in spiritual things; he was beginning to pray and meditate, desiring to follow God. He would make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, he decided.

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