Saint Ignacious of Loyola

Julia Vela Social Justice Block: C

St. Ignatius Of Loyola as a Social Justice Hero

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Life span: 1491 - 1556

Jesuit Parish in San Diego: Our Lady of Guadalupe- 1770 KEARNEY AVE , SAN DIEGO CA 92113 (619)233-3838

Quote From St. Ignatius

“To give, and not to count the cost
to fight, and not to heed the wounds,
to toil, and not to seek for rest,
to labor, and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do thy will.”

St. Ignatius is saying that we should trust in God and work for the good of others. He did a lot of work directly for the very poor people which is contributing to what God calls us to do in caring for the poor and vulnerable

Life Overview

Ignatius was raised in an upperclass life and was provided with an education in Spain. After suffering battle wounds in 1521 he began reading religious works that caused a conversion in him. He ended up giving away all his fine possessions to the poor. While on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem Ignatius made companions that later lead him to form the Society of Jesus also known as Jesuits. He states that when he was younger he was a great sinner and by the grace of God he changed the way he was living. To feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty and to clothe the naked are the Corporal Works of Mercy that Ignatius worked for throughout his life through his ministry.