New Book from Word on Fire Celebrates the Writings and Influence of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius is best known for establishing the Society of Jesus (or the Jesuit order), which even in his lifetime had become a powerful force in Europe and beyond and which today spans the globe, as well as for his masterpiece, the Spiritual Exercises. Francis XavierNEWS PROVIDED BYWord on Fire Catholic MinistriesApril 9, 2021IRVING, Texas, April 9, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — The "Ignatian Collection," a distinctive new volume from the Word on Fire Classics series from Bishop Robert Barron’s apostolate, offers a wide-ranging look at the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and those inspired by his movement. "The little band of brothers that Ignatius formed in the student dormitories of the University of Paris grew eventually into a religious family that has served the mission of the Church across the world," Bishop Barron writes in his introduction. Holly Ordway, and a selection of letters by the great Jesuit missionary St. And this document, originally designed to guide a handful of Ignatius’ disciples, continues to set on fire the hearts of Christians around the world." "Ignatian Collection"Introduction by Bishop Robert BarronApril 5, 2021Hardcover | 367 pagesWord on Fire Word on Fire Catholic MinistriesCONTACT: Will Sipling, Communications Director, 866-928-1237, Related Links 


Tweet The "Ignatian Collection" features Ignatius’ "Spiritual Exercises," poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and letters by St. An introduction by Bishop Robert Barron draws readers into the Spiritual Exercises, the central work in the collection. This classic of Ignatian spirituality is followed by a selection of poems from Gerard Manley Hopkins, introduced and annotated by Dr. "But he was first a man who fell completely in love with Jesus. The Spiritual Exercises are conditioned, in every detail, by that intense friendship with the Lord. Francis Xavier, introduced by Bert Ghezzi.