7/31 Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s Vision at La Storta
of Christ and God the Father

(Prayer of St. Ignatius from the Blogspot Orate, Fratres)

Receive, O Lord, all my liberty. Take my memory. Receive my memory, understanding, and entire will. Whatsoever I have or hold, Thou hast given it: I give all back to Thee, and commit it wholly to be governed by Thy will. Thy love and Thy grace give unto me, and I am rich enough and ask for nothing more.

St. Ignatius was the Founder of the Society of Jesus.  Youngest son of Don Beltrán Yañez de Oñez y Loyola and Marina Saenz de Lieona y Balda (the name López de Recalde, though accepted by the Bollandist Father Pien, is a copyist’s blunder), b. in 1491 at the castle of Loyola above Azpeitia in Guipuscoa; d. at Rome, 31 July, 1556.