A Pilgrim's Journey: The Autobiography of Ignatius of Loyola (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
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Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a man who saw above and beyond his century, a man of vision and calm hope, who could step comfortably into our era and the Church of our time and show us how to draw closer to Christ. Ignatius' autobiography spans eighteen very important years of this saint's 65-year life from his wounding at Pamplona (1521) through his conversion, his university studies and his journey to Rome in order to place his followers and himself at the disposal of the Pope. These critical years reveal the incredible transformation and spiritual growth in the soul of a great saint and the events that helped to bring about that change in his life. This classic work merits a long life. Apart from providing a splendid translation of the saint's original text, Father Tylenda has included an informative commentary which enables the modern reader to grasp various allusions in the text-and to gain a better view of a saintly man baring his soul.

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Review: A Pilgrim's Journey: The Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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What can I possibly say about literature that has survived the upheavals of five hundred years? Obviously, enough people felt that it was enough of a good read to keep it in existence. All that is ... Read full review

Review: A Pilgrim's Journey: The Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola

User Review  - Ari - Goodreads

Incredible Quote "He [St. Ignatius] told me that he had not composed the Exercises all at one time, but perceiving certain things happening in his soul, and finding them helpful, he thought that they ... Read full review

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Pamplona Loyola Convalescence and Conversion MidMay 1521 Late February 1522
Montserrat A Knights Vigil Late February March 25 1522
Manresa Taught by God March 25 1522 MidMarch 1523
Jerusalem Pilgrim in the Holy Land MidMarch September 22 1523
Cyprus Genoa The Pilgrims Return September 23 1523 February 1524
Barcelona and Alcala Student Days FebruaryMarch 1524 June 21 1527
Salamanca On Trial MidJuly MidSeptember 1527
Paris University Studies and First Companions February 2 1528 April 1535
Spain A Return Visit Home April December 1535
Venice and Vicenza Awaiting Passage to the Holy Land January 1536 November 1537
Rome First Year in the Eternal City 1538
Preface of Father Nadal
Chronology of Events in the Life of Ignatius
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Page 57 - So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palmtree: She cried (in her anguish): "Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!
Page 49 - He felt so great a loathsomeness for all his past life, especially for the deeds of the flesh, that it seemed to him that all the images that had been previously imprinted on his mind were now erased. Thus from that hour until August 1553, when this is being written, he never again consented, not even in the least matter, to the motions of the flesh.
Page 57 - O my Lord! how shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?
Page 49 - With these holy desires of his, the thoughts of his former life were soon forgotten, and this was confirmed by a vision in this manner. One night, as he lay sleepless, he clearly saw the likeness of our Lady with the holy Child Jesus, and because of this vision he enjoyed an excess of consolation for a remarkably long time. He felt so great a...

About the author (2001)

Tylenda is director of Woodstock Theological Center.

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