Ignatius of Loyola
Saint Ignatius of Loyola is the patron saint of soldiers, educators and the Jesuits. Ignatius, born Inigo Lopez de Loyola, was the youngest of 13 children. As a young man, Ignatius dreamed of doing great deeds. But in 1521 he was badly wounded in battle by a canon ball. Ignatius of Loyola experienced a conversion while recovering from his wound and eading the lives of Jesus and the saints. He became an expert in the art of spiritual direction. Ignatius of Loyola is best known for his book Spiritual Exercises and for forming the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits. His feast day is July 31st. Buy a pendant or add on a chain to make it a necklace. Get St. Ignatius medals in either sterling silver, gold-filled or 14kt solid gold all made in the USA and with lifetime guarantees.