Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, who died on this day in 1556. To commemorate the occasion, Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, will say Mass today at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, where St. Ignatius is interred.
Visiting one of this city’s notorious “favelas,” or slums, Pope Francis denounced corruption and a “culture of selfishness and individualism,” and called for a “culture of solidarity” in pursuit of social justice.
The National Jesuit Brothers Committee recently sponsored its 2013 institute held at Loyola University New Orleans, featuring an array of speakers and activities focusing on how Jesuits might more effectively utilize new media.
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.