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 will be an ongoing, changing display on Ignatian topics. The current display consists of books about the Jesuits. The previous display consisted of biographies and autobiographies of St. Ignatius. Future themes will include resources on the Society of Jesus, the spiritual exercises, and there will be a display 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.
Fr. Arthur F. McGovern