Posted on Jul 31, 2010 in Homilies
Fr. Dan Ruff, S.J. – Pastor
Old St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia, PA
Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola – Saturday, 7/31/10 – 5:30 p.m.
Happy feast day! Iñigo Lopez de Loyola – who would later change his name to Ignatius – was born in 1491 and died on July 31, 1556. Like many other great innovators and visionaries, St. Ignatius straddled two historic eras – in his case, the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. He was, as a result, thoroughly steeped in the theology and piety of the medieval Church; but he was also very much shaped by the powerful...