Saint Ignacious of Loyola
Julia Vela Social Justice Block: C
St. Ignatius Of Loyola as a Social Justice Hero
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Jesuit Parish in San Diego: Our Lady of Guadalupe- 1770 KEARNEY AVE , SAN DIEGO CA 92113 (619)233-3838
Quote From St. Ignatius
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
Devoted to the poor
In 1534 he swore an oath of poverty, chastity and obedience to the pope. He helped the sick and the poor after he was ordained as a priest in Venice in 1537.
In September 1540, Pope Paul III licensed the Society of Jesus to care for the others and to teaching the faith.
"All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along." Galatians 2:10