Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re hosting 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here, posts on dotMagis this month will explore the Ignatian Year theme, “To see all things new in Christ.”
In 1521 St. Ignatius of Loyola was hit by a cannonball in battle, though he wasn’t yet known as “saint” or “Ignatius” at that point. His recovery bed would be a place of conversion. His dreams would no longer center on himself but on God. We learn in his autobiography that those in his house noticed from his outward behavior that there had been an inward change in his soul. While spending months in prayer in Manresa and encountering Christ in a deeply personal way, Ignatius asked, “What new life is this that is now beginning?”
Watch my reflection on the Ignatian Year motto, “to see all things new in Christ.”
Today in 31 Days with St. Ignatius, read The Joyful Mary and St. Ignatius by Denise Gorss. Then use the hashtag #31DayswithIgnatius on your favorite social media to share how St. Ignatius inspires you.