The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola / Edition 1

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From the Introduction: The autobiography...does not cover the complete life of Ignatius. It begins abruptly in 1521 at the great turning point in the saint's life - his injury in the battle of Pamplona when the French occupied that town and attacked its citadel. It then spans the next seventeen years up to the arrival of Ignatius and his early companions in Rome.These years are the central years of Ignatius's life. They are the years.that open with his religious conversion and that witness his spiritual growth. They are the years of pilgrimage, to use his own designation, of active travel and searching, and of interior progress in the Christian life. They are the years of preparation for the establishment of the great religious order he will found and for its dynamic thrust in the turbulent Europe and the expanding world of his day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823214808
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/1993
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 113
  • Sales rank: 712,745
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Olin was Professor Emeritus of History at Fordham University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Preface of Father Luis Goncalves da Camara 15
Ch. 1 Convalescence and Conversion (May 1521 - February 1522) 21
Ch. 2 The Pilgrim Sets Out (March 1522) 29
Ch. 3 Manresa (March 1522 - Early 1523) 33
Ch. 4 The Journey to Jerusalem (March - September 1523) 45
Ch. 5 The Return to Spain (September 1523 - Early 1524) 53
Ch. 6 Studies at Barcelona and Alcala (Lent 1524 - June 1527) 59
Ch. 7 Trouble at Salamanca (July - Late 1527) 66
Ch. 8 At the University of Paris (February 1528 - March 1535) 73
Ch. 9 Revisiting Spain (April - Late 1535) 82
Ch. 10 Venice and Vicenza (Late 1535 - Late 1537) 86
Ch. 11 Rome (1538) 91
Appendix I Ignatius's Letter to Isabel Roser (December 19, 1538) 97
Appendix II A Letter to Diego de Gouvea (November 23, 1538) 103
Appendix III The First Sketch of the Institute of the Society of Jesus (1539) 106
Bibliographical Note 111
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