Ignatius of Loyola: Founder of the Jesuits


Ignatius of Loyola: Founder of the Jesuits



This biography highlights the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and his work founding the Jesuit order during the Reformation Era.

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New York


Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

Author's Preface: Loyola and the Reformation Era

I. Introduction: Loyola and the Reformation Era

II. The Early Life of a Basque Nobleman

III. The Conversion of a Courtier

IV. From Barcelona to Jerusalem and Back

V. Student Years at Barcelona, Alcalá and Salamanca, 1524-1528

VI. The University of Paris, 1528-1535

VII. Loyola Returns to Spain

VIII. From Venice to Rome, 1536-1540

IX. The Spiritual Exercises

X. “To Go to All Parts of the World”

XI. Loyola as General of the Jesuits

XII. The Rhythm of Life at Rome

XIII. Loyola, the Jesuits and Education

XIV. Loyola, the Jesuits and Women

XV. Opponents of Loyola and the Jesuits

XVI. Loyola's Roman Writings

XVII. Going Home

A Note on the Sources