DON'T INSULT THE BLESSED MOTHER IN FRONT OF SAINT IGNATIUS DE LOYOLA, HE DOESN'T TAKE THAT LIGHTLY

feast day July 31 * Founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits Order)
Shortly after his conversion, the ex-soldier and courtier Ignatius was riding down a dusty road in Spain in the company of a Muslim Moor. They were discussing religion, and, not surprisingly, they disagreed on a few points. The Moor angrily ended the discussion and rode off. As a parting shot, he made some insulting remarks about the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ignatius was outraged. He thought it might be his knightly duty to defend the honor of Mary by killing the Moor, but he wasn’t sure that would be consistent with his new faith. He left the decision up to the donkey he was riding. They were approaching a crossroads. If the donkey took the road that the Moor took, Ignatius would follow and kill him. If the beast took the other road, he would let him go. The donkey took the other road.
In his Autobiography, which he wrote near the end of his life. At the time Ignatius was a much-honored churchman. He was regarded as a master of discernment and a font of spiritual wisdom. So Ignatius told a story about himself that made him look foolish and dangerously misguided and the humility of that decision. Ignatius is saying: beware of pride. You’re not as smart as you think you are.
MARIAN SPIRITUALITY OF ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
Mary played a key role in the conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and in the beginnings of the Society of Jesus. After the recovery of Ignatius from his injuries in Pamplona and his “conversion,” he prayed in vigil at the shrine of our Lady of Aranzazu and offered his sword and dagger to Our Lady at the Benedictine monastery in Montserrat.
In his spiritual experiences at the River Cardoner and in the often-used triple colloquy at the end of key exercises in his Spiritual Exercises, the first colloquy was a special prayer for the intercession of Mary, the second to the Son and the third to the Father

OUR LADY OF MONTSERRAT
I praise, bless and honor Thee sovereign Queen of Montserrat to be the Mother of God, because by the grace of the Holy Spirit the Divine Word became incarnate in your pure womb. I ask for my soul, faithfulness and perseverance in serving my God and Lord Jesus Christ.
"SUSCIPE" OFFERING AND PRAYER BY SAINT IGNATIUS DE LOYOLA
Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me: I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.
PRAYER AGAINST DEPRESSION
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.

By Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Litany In Honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola
This litany is intended for members of the Jesuit Order but the laity may pray it by leaving out the petitions in parenthesis.
Prayer:
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Queen of the Society of Jesus, Pray for us.
St. Joseph, heavenly patron of the Society of Jesus, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, most devoted to the Blessed Trinity, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, devoted son to our eternal Father, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, oracle of the Holy Spirit, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, lover of Our Lord, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, loyal knight of Our Lady, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, standard bearer of the King of kings, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, whose only ambition was to promote the Kingdom of Christ and the greater glory of God, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, burning with zeal for the conversion of the heathen, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, eagerly longing to rescue the Holy Land from the infidel, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, intrepid foe of heresy and of the enemies of Christ's Church, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, valiant and faithful champion of the Vicar of Christ, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, "insignis" companion of Jesus, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, our most loving father, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, glorious example to thy sons, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in thy humility, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in thy modesty, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in thy obscurity, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in constant labors, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in sympathy for the weak, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in thy courage, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, consumed with a great desire for humiliation with Our Lord, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, constant in the practice of corporal penance, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, staunch defender of poverty as the firm wall of religion, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, lover of angelic purity and innocence, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, skilled master in the school of holy obedience, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, living always in God's presence, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, model of interior peace, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, inspired writer of the Spiritual Exercises, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, patron of all retreats and retreat houses, Pray for us.
(St. Ignatius, author of our constitutions and rules, Pray for us.)
St. Ignatius, victorious over the powers of darkness, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, holy father of many saints and martyrs, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, model of fervor to all priests, Pray for us.
St. Ignatius, burning with seraphic love at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Pray for us.
(St. Ignatius, comfort to all our superiors, Pray for us.)
(St. Ignatius, encouragement to all our scholastics, Pray for us.)
(St. Ignatius, devoted father to our novices, Pray for us.)
(St. Ignatius, source of sweetness to our brothers, Pray for us.)
St. Ignatius, glorious intercessor in Heaven for thy society on earth, Pray for us.
(That we may become true sons of our Holy Father, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us. )
(That we may grow in the true spirit of the Society of Jesus, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.)
That we may become impressed with the priceless value of our vocation, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may ever seek that high perfection to which our vocation urges us, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may increase in knowledge and love and imitation of Thee, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may excel in perfect obedience, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may become men of prayer, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may drink deeply from that fountain of truly divine wisdom, the Spiritual Exercises, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That in our mental prayer we may ever be faithful to the teaching of St. Ignatius, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That our hearts may be detached from every creature and fixed solely and immovably upon the blessed will of God, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That worldliness may have no part in our lives, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That in our religious life we may be men crucified to the world, and to whom the world is crucified, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may have the grace to understand and defeat all the wiles and snares of Satan, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That like St. Ignatius we may order our life and our work with supernatural prudence, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may always be Thy energetic and enthusiastic companions, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
(That we may be true and dependable and useful sons to our mother, the Society, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.)
That the purity of our lives ever be a living proof of our devotion to the Mother of God, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may be holy and unspotted in God's sight in charity, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may embrace the world in our apostolic zeal for the salvation of souls, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
That we may have the gift of attracting all hearts to Thy love and service, we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Lord.
V. Pray for us, Saint Ignatius, R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray
O God, Who in Thy most merciful Providence didst call Thy faithful servant, Ignatius of Loyola (our father), to a life of the most exalted sanctity in the very close imitation of Thy Divine Son, grant, we beseech Thee, that through his powerful intercession, we may persevere in following in the footsteps of this Thy servant until we breathe forth our souls to Thee as faithful followers of Christ Our King.
Amen
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Society of Jesus ( JESUITS )
* Constitution of the Jesuits: "Let whoever desires to fight under the sacred banner of the Cross, and to serve only God and the Roman pontiff, His vicar on earth, after a solemn vow of perpetual chastity,- let him keep in mind that he is part of a society, instituted for the purpose of perfecting souls in life and in Christian doctrine, for the propagation of the faith .... Let all members know, and let it be not only at the beginning of their profession, but let them think over it daily as long as they live, that the society as a whole, and each of them, owes obedience to our most holy lord, the pope, and the other Roman pontiffs, his successors, and to fight with faithful obedience for God."
The Society of Jesus (SJ – from Latin: Societas Iesu) is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church which originated in sixteenth-century Spain. The members are called Jesuits.[2] The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. Jesuits work in education (founding schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, sponsor direct social ministries, and promote ecumenical dialogue.
Ignatius of Loyola, a Basque nobleman from the Pyrenees area of northern Spain, founded the society after discerning his spiritual vocation while recovering from a wound sustained in the Battle of Pamplona. He composed the Spiritual Exercises to help others follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. In 1534, Ignatius and six other young men, including Francis Xavier and Peter Faber, gathered and professed vows of poverty, chastity, and later obedience, including a special vow of obedience to the Pope in matters of mission direction and assignment. Ignatius's plan of the order's organization was approved by Pope Paul III in 1540 by a bull containing the "Formula of the Institute".
Ignatius was a nobleman who had a military background, and the members of the society were supposed to accept orders anywhere in the world, where they might be required to live in extreme conditions. Accordingly, the opening lines of the founding document declared that the society was founded for "whoever desires to serve as a soldier of God[a] to strive especially for the defence and propagation of the faith and for the progress of souls in Christian life and doctrine."[4] Jesuits are thus sometimes referred to colloquially as "God's soldiers",[5] "God's marines",[6] or "the Company", which evolved from references to Ignatius' history as a soldier and the society's commitment to accepting orders anywhere and to endure any conditions.[7] The society participated in the Counter-Reformation and, later, in the implementation of the Second Vatican Council.
The Society of Jesus is consecrated under the patronage of Madonna Della Strada, a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and it is led by a Superior General.[8][9] The headquarters of the society, its General Curia, is in Rome.[10] The historic curia of Ignatius is now part of the Collegio del Gesù attached to the Church of the Gesù, the Jesuit mother church.
In 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first Jesuit to be elected Pope, taking the name Pope Francis.
photo: Madonna with the Holy city of Bologna: St Ignatius of Loyola, St Petronius, St Proculus of Bologna, St Francis of Assisi, St Dominic of Caleruega, St Florian of Bogogna (vow altar, Plague Altar, Rosary Madonna ) 1631-1632 - Guido Reni
Reni, Guido (Italian, 1575-1642) Baroque.
DON'T INSULT THE BLESSED MOTHER IN FRONT OF SAINT IGNATIUS DE LOYOLA, HE DOESN'T TAKE THAT LIGHTLY DON'T INSULT THE BLESSED MOTHER IN FRONT OF SAINT IGNATIUS DE LOYOLA, HE DOESN'T TAKE THAT LIGHTLY Reviewed by Francisco Nascimento on 18:10 Rating: 5

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