On May 20, 1521, a cannonball shattered the legs of St. Ignatius of Loyola during the Battle of Pamplona. During his lengthy recovery at his family castle, God began to stir his heart and begin his conversion. To commemorate this “cannonball moment,” Fr. General Arturo Sosa, S.J. has declared an Ignatian Year from May 20 2021 to July 31, 2022, his Feast Day.
On this page we will be offering prayers, videos, reading, and other information as we pray together in thanksgiving for the conversion of Ignatius, and is dedication to the Greater Glory of God.
Prayer for the opening of the Ignatian year
St. Ignatius of Loyola was a Basque Spaniard who lived from 1491-1556. During his recovery from the battle in Pamplona at his family castle, God began to stir his heart and begin his conversion.
May 20 Opening Mass in Pamplona, watch LIVE
Livestream on YouTube of the Ignatian Year Inaugural Mass in the Cathedral of Pamplona, Spain, at 9 a.m. PDT.
Fr. General Sosa & the opportunity of the Ignatian Year
As we begin the Ignatian Year, Fr. General Sosa offers us his reflections on the conversion that is being offered to us by the Holy Spirit.
Ignatian Online Resources
Share your cannonball moments
What are the “holy cannonballs” in your life? Share with us in the comments!
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