16th- and 17th-Century Ignatian Voices

The early Jesuits carried on St. Ignatius Loyola’s vision of spirituality in their lives and writings. Notable 16th-century Ignatian voices include companions St. Francis Xavier, St. Peter Faber, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, and St. Edmund Campion. Ignatian voices for the 17th century include St. Isaac Jogues, St. Peter Claver, and Mary Ward.

Biographies of 16th-Century Jesuits

St. Francis Xavier
St. Peter Faber
St. José de Anchieta
St. Francis Borgia
St. Edmund Campion
St. Peter Canisius
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Stanislaus Kostka
St. Paul Miki
Matteo Ricci
Alonso Rodriguez
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

The First Companions
Short biographies of Ignatius Loyola’s companions and contemporaries. Rough translation from the German.

Biographies of 17th-Century Ignatian Voices

St. Robert Bellarmine, SJ
Gianlorenzo Bernini
St. John de Brébeuf, SJ
St. Peter Claver, SJ
St. Claude de la Colombiere, SJ
St. Roque González, SJ
St. Isaac Jogues, SJ
Eusebio Francisco Kino, SJ
Jacques Marquette, SJ
Robert de Nobili, SJ
Alexandre de Rhodes, SJ
Mary Ward

Works by 17th-Century Ignatian Voices

The Art of Dying Well (PDF)
By Robert Bellarmine, SJ
The text of Bellarmine’s book The Art of Dying Well.

The Seven Words on the Cross
By Robert Bellarmine, SJ
The text of Bellarmine’s book The Seven Words on the Cross.