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The Autobiography of St. Ignatius

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By: (1491-1553)

The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by St. Ignatius Loyola is a remarkable and inspiring account of the life of one of the most influential figures in the history of the Catholic Church. Ignatius Loyola's journey from a young and ambitious soldier to a devoted servant of God is both captivating and moving.

The book provides a detailed insight into Ignatius' spiritual transformation, as he experiences a profound conversion after suffering a severe leg injury in battle. His encounters with God, his struggles with temptation, and his unwavering commitment to living a life of service and devotion are all beautifully recounted in his own words.

What makes this autobiography so compelling is not only the extraordinary events that shaped Ignatius' life, but also his deep reflections on his own shortcomings and the ways in which he continually sought to grow closer to God. His humility, faith, and unwavering trust in God's plan serve as a powerful example for readers of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Overall, The Autobiography of St. Ignatius is a deeply moving and illuminating read that offers valuable insights into the life and teachings of this remarkable saint. It is a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration and guidance on their own spiritual journey.

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This account of the life of St. Ignatius, dictated by himself to Father Gonzalez, is a most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus. It, more than any other work, gives an insight into the spiritual life of St. Ignatius. Few works in ascetical literature, except the writings of St. Teresa and St. Augustine, impart such a knowledge of the soul.The saint in his narrative always refers to himself in the third person, and this mode of speech has here been retained. Many persons who have neither the time, nor, perhaps, the inclination, to read larger works, will read, we trust, with pleasure and profit this autobiography. Ignatius, as he lay wounded in his brother's house, read the lives of the saints to while away the time. Touched by grace, he cried, "What St. Francis and St. Dominic have done, that, by God's grace, I will do." May this little book, in like manner, inspire its readers with the desire of imitating St. Ignatius. This autobiography is a valuable key for the understanding of his Spiritual Exercises. It was kept in the archives for about 150 years

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 1, 2018
Subject: St. Ignatius
Phil does a wonderful job.....and a fascinating book

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