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Today’s Readings – Saint Ignatius Loyola

St Ignatius Loyola, Priest, Founder of Society of Jesus



Ignatius of Loyola (original name Inigo), born in 1491, was the youngest of eleven children of a Basque nobleman and was destined to become a soldier. During a battle against the French he was wounded at the siege of Pamplona in 1521. His broken leg was badly set and, very conscious of his appearance, insisted that it be broken again and re-set. However, the surgery was not well done and Ignatius was left with a limp for the rest of his life. During his long period of convalescence he was not able to get the knightly romances he craved and had to settle for a life of Christ and stories of saints, the only books available in the family castle. However, these books had a deep effect on him and the heroism he now d … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Friday of week 17 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Lev 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37

Today we move on to the third book of the Pentateuch - the Book of Leviticus. It gets its name from the Levites who were responsible for worship and ritual among the Israelites. The content of the book is almost entirely co … Continue


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