THE JESUIT: FINDING GOD IN ALL THINGS
* This is a complimentary e-anthology, exclusively created to commemorate the Quadricentennial Canonization of St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius of Loyola in 2022. It is freely available, and can be found HERE.
“Teach us to give,” St. Ignatius of Loyola said, “and not to count the cost.” Both St. Ignatius and companion St. Francis Xavier exemplified this ethos of self-sacrifice all through their lives. Both took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris in 1534, part of a group well-known as comprising the first seven Jesuits.
The co-founders formed the Society of Jesus, which gained approval from Pope Paul III in 1540. The Jesuit order observed the Latin phrase “Ad majórem Dei glóriam” as a principle, which translates as: “For the greater glory of God”. Both were canonized by Pope Gregory XV on 12 March 1622. St. Ignatius of Loyola is the patron saint of all spiritual retreats and St. Francis Xavier is the patron saint of all foreign missions.
Edited by Eric Francis Tinsay Valles and Desmond Francis Xavier Kon (Zhicheng-Mingdé), this e-anthology is a special commemorative publication to mark the Quadricentennial Canonization of both saints in 2022. The 250-page tome features 21 eminent authors from around the world, including:
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell; Daniel Reardon; Daniel Tobin; David Craig; Desmond F. X. Kon (Zhicheng-Mingdé); Eric F. Tinsay Valles; Jason Dy, SJ; Jeffrey Essmann; Gerard Garrigan, OSB; Johanna Caton, OSB; Kimberly K. Williams; Lois Roma-Deeley; Louie Jon A. Sánchez; Marjorie Maddox; Martin M. Macasaet, SDB; Maryanne Hannan; Merlie M. Alunan; Paul Mariani; Sally Read; Sofia M. Starnes; Thomas Holahan, CSP.
Published by Squircle Line Press