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Regarding Mass Registration at St. Ignatius Church from August 2020

Due to the continuous increase in the number of coronavirus infections in Tokyo, Archbishop Kikuchi has sent new directives this month of August. He shows great concern that no positive cases will come out from church communities.

Only those who have registered online will be admitted. From now on “walk-ins” will not be admitted.

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St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

 

St. Ignatius of Loyola is best known as the person who founded the Jesuits and whose spiritual insights gave birth to Ignatian spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises. A lesser-known fact is that it was the cannonball wound he received in battle that actually led to his conversion experience. Without this conversion, there would be no Jesuits, no Ignatian spirituality.

 

Listed below are three fun facts about the 16th-century saint, St. Ignatius of Loyola:

  • He once allowed the donkey on which he was riding to determine whether he should follow and murder someone he thought had insulted the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fortunately, the donkey chose the path that led away from the insulter.
  • He thought that his leg had been set poorly after the cannonball incident and that, as a result, he wouldn’t look good in his courtier’s tights. So he had a doctor rebreak his leg and start over!
  • He may be the only canonized saint to have a notarized police record—for nighttime brawling with intent to inflict serious harm.

 

 

Pope’s Prayer Intention for August: The Maritime World

We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.
 

Mission 2030 Prayer Intention, August 2020

Together with all people we pray for peace.
Lord, may we reject discrimination, prejudice and division that threaten peace.
Hand in hand with others and with compassion, may we put peace into action.

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