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Library Marks the Ignatian Year




From May 2021 to July 2022, the Society of Jesus is celebrating an Ignatian Year. May 20, 2021 marked the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion, the day when Ignatius the soldier was struck by a cannonball, and began his spiritual transformation. Throughout the year, there has been an ongoing, changing display on Ignatian topics. The current display spotlights resources about the Jesuit martyrs.

Previous displays consisted of biographies and autobiographies of St. Ignatius, books about the Jesuits, Ignatian spirituality, the spiritual exercises, rare Jesuitica from the 16th and 17th centuries, and Jesuit saints. The next and final display will be  centering on the Jesuits, past and current, affiliated with the university. Check out the display case on your way out of the library.

For more on St. Ignatius Loyola, the Society of Jesus, and Ignatian Spirituality, see the Society of Jesus tab on this Research Guide.

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Fr. Arthur F. McGovern

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McNichols Campus Library
4001 W. McNichols Road
Room 134
Detroit, MI 48221