Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of LoyolaOn July 31, the Feast of Ignatius of Loyola, Jesuits around the world celebrate the feast of the founder of the Society of Jesus.  Loyola University New Orleans, one of twenty-eight Jesuit institutions of higher education in the U.S. joins in this celebration each year.

Video introduction to the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, produced by the Apostleship of Prayer / Click HERE >>>

On the opening prayer of the Mass on Ignatius Feast day, we pray:

Lord, in your providence, you guided Saint Ignatius to found the Society of Jesus. Enrich it, we pray, with the gifts of heart, mind and spirit. Make us all one with you in holiness and love, that we may discern your will and carry it out with constancy and faith.

We at Loyola want all of our friends, students, faculty, staff and alumni to know that you are remembered throughout the day and particularly at our daily liturgy. Christ's blessings to you on the feast of Saint Ignatius.

+ Prayer for Generosity (Ignatius of Loyola)

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to ask for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your will.