St. Ignatius of Loyola

Nativity scene commissioned by Pope Nicholas IV in 1292. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

First Known Nativity Scene Figurines are on Display in Rome

Dec 27, 2022

The first known Nativity scene figurines are currently on display in one of Rome’s oldest basilicas.

Pope Francis praying at the general audience on St. Peter's Square | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: What is Spiritual Consolation? The Saints Explain

Nov 23, 2022

Pope Francis used the example of several Catholic saints to explain the concept of spiritual consolation during his weekly audience on Wednesday.

A 16th-century painting of St. Ignatius in armor./ Public domain.

Pope Francis Marks 500 Years Since Conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola

May 23, 2021

Pope Francis said Sunday that the cannonball that wounded Ignatius of Loyola 500 years ago not only changed the saint’s life but also the course of the world.

Statue de saint Ignace de Loyola réalisée au XVIIe siècle par le sculpteur espagnol Juan Martínez Montañés / Jl FilpoC via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Pope Francis: The Spiritual Exercises Deepen the Concept of Personal Reform

May 10, 2021

Pope Francis on Monday sent a video message for the launch of a book on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, written by one of the pope’s early spiritual mentors.