New Book Highlights St. Ignatius’ Time in Paris
Tags: ignatius of loyola, Jesuit, jesuits, Society of Jesus
A new book from the Institute of Jesuit Sources, “Paris in the Time of Ignatius of Loyola (1528-1535),” examines how the changing city of Paris affected Ignatius and the early companions.
Jesuit Father Philippe Lécrivain, professor of the History of Christianity at the Jesuit Faculties at Centre Sevres in Paris, wrote the book, which treats, among other topics, the political circumstances of the time; Paris and the Reformation; piety and plagues; the reform of religious orders; Ignatius’s living quarters; and the first companions and their studies.
It also examines how the experiences of Ignatius in Paris and those of his companions influenced the plan that they presented in Rome in 1539 for papal approval as the “way of life” of the new Society of Jesus.
For more information on the book, visit jesuitsources.com.