Jesuit Saints

Feast of St. Francis Xavier

December 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Francis Xavier, great missionary and close friend of St. Ignatius. Francis Xavier had planned to devote himself to the intellectual life, but at a strategic moment [...]

Feast of St. Francis Xavier

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

December 3 is the feast of St. Francis Xavier. St. Francis was one of the first Jesuits and a close friend of St. Ignatius Loyola. The New England and New York Provinces of Jesuits put together this [...]

St. John de Brébeuf’s Open Heart

October 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

This month we remember a Jesuit priest and martyr who left the relative comforts of 17th-century France to become a missionary to the Huron people in what is now Quebec, Canada. He and his Jesuit [...]

St. Robert Bellarmine on Charity

September 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

St. Robert Bellarmine, noted for his intellectual prudence in the case of Galileo and the Counter-Reformation, and his great humility despite his position, is also remembered for his tenderness and [...]

Feast of St. Peter Faber

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Yesterday we celebrated the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola. Tomorrow is the feast day of St. Peter Faber, one of Ignatius’s first companions. In his honor, enjoy this excerpt from The Quiet Companion [...]

Jesuit Madness

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Jesuit Post is taking a light-hearted look at the lives of Jesuit saints in Jesuit Madness 2014. First round voting ends tonight, with 16 contenders for the title. Read the “scouting [...]

Novena of Grace

March 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today marks the beginning of the annual Novena of Grace in honor of St. Francis Xavier. It’s timed to end on the day that St. Francis and St. Ignatius Loyola were canonized (March 12). Our friends [...]

Feast of St. Paul Miki

February 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

Today is the feast day of St. Paul Miki and his companions. The Jesuit Miki and 25 others were martyred in Japan in the 16th century. Fr. Michael Depcik tells the story in sign language and verbally [...]

Patron Saint for Business People

January 14, 2014 // 3 Comments

Chris Lowney, author of Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, suggests that the recently canonized Peter Faber would be a good patron saint of business. He makes his argument in this article [...]

Saint Peter Faber, the Quiet Companion

December 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

Pope Francis and the Vatican have announced that Peter Faber, SJ, has been canonized. In celebration, Loyola Press is releasing The Quiet Companion, the authoritative biography about Peter Faber and [...]
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