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: