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1: St. Ignatius Loyola was born in Azpeitia, Spain in 1491. He was born in his family's castle. | Born | He was the youngest of 13 kids and his family was very rich. | Not much is known about his childhood and nobody knows his exact birthday.

2: In 1492, Christopher Columbus found America and clams the land for Spain. | In 1503, Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa in modern-day Italy. | In 1517, Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, nailed his list of 95 Theses, complaints about the Church to, a church door. | Time of My Life

3: In 1508, Michaelangelo started working on the painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. | In 1519, a Portuguese navigator named Ferdinand Magellan , started his journey around the world. | and

4: Live well, laugh often, love much

5: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. - Cathy Allen | Dear Mom & Dad, Thank you for all the things you have given me. know that you have twelve other kids that you have to take care of and I want to thank you for focusing on me. i would like to thank you for all the things you gave me that I wanted and all the things you bought for our family. I would also like to thank you for all the opportunities you have given me and I love you for it. Your Son, Ignatius

6: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln | When St. Ignatius was 30 years old, he joined the Spanish army. While fighting in a battle against the French, a cannon was fired and hit his leg. His leg was later amputated and he was not able to fight in the war. Hi leg was set but did not heal until the feast day of St. peter & St. Paul | While Ignatius was waiting for his leg to recover in his home he was bored. He asked for romance books but the castle has none. Then he started reading ThE Life of Christ and was inspired to go to Jerusalem and live like Christ. | When Ignatius was 33, he went back to school to study. He went to many Universities and eventually ended up in Paris were he shared a room with Francis Xavier. After school in Paris, he and six other decided to become Priests.

7: After Ignatius had become a priest, he and two of his friends went to Rome to work for the Pope. The Pope was very excited to meet them and set them around Europe to teach, and preach. | Ignatius later returned to Rome and went to the Pope. He asked the Pope if he could start a new group of priests that would educate people. The Pope allowed him to and Ignatius created the Society of Jesus | Ignatius and his colleagues went around Europe creating schools for people to learn. They taught people how to read and write, and they taught hem about God. Eventually, these schools became some of the best schools in Europe. | Life

8: Dear Diary | Dear Diary, Today was my first full day of recovery from my injury. All i do is sit in my room and do nothing. I have no books to read or people to talk to since everybody is working or at war. All of the interesting books in the castle I have read and their are no more good ones left for me to read. My leg is slowly getting better but it will take a very long time for me to walk again. I wish that I could talk to somebody or do something. -Ignatius

9: Death | After St. Ignatius had visited Pris for education reasons, he had gotten a stomach virus. The virus stayed with him for a long time and eventually it became worse. As his health grew worse, his friend asked the Pope for his blessing when Ignatius was about to die but Ignatius took a turn for the worst and went to the Pope but it was to late, he had already died.

10: Canonization/ Feast Day | Date of Beatification: July 27th, 1609 Date of Canonization: March 12, 1622 Pope at time: Gregory XV Feast Day: July 31st

11: Virtues & Patronage. | He is the patron saint of soldiers, the Ordinarate of the Philippines, Basque country, and many towns and cities in Spain.

12: Take, o Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my whole will. All that I am and all that I posses You have given me: I surrender it all to You 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. Amen. | Prayer

13: I think that my saints best quality is courageous. This is because Saint Ignatius had many difficulties in his life. He overcame these difficulties with courage. He always had the courage and strength to overcome some of the most harmful injuries but found God in the end. and he did that with courage. Courage is also what helped him form the Society of Jesus. When he did this, he had to have the courage to go to the Pope and ask for his approval to make the Society of Jesus. St. Ignatius was a very courageous man and he would not have found God without courage. I can be like Saint Ignatius in my daily life all of the time. One of the things St. Ignatius did was overcome his leg injury. This shows me that I can overcome even the smallest problems if I put my faith in God. St. Ignatius taught me that you can always do what you want to if you work hard. He showed me this by going to the Pope and asking to form his own group. Now I know that if I try hard, I will succeed. St. Ignatius taught me that I will be rewarded in the end if I put my faith in God, and now I do that everyday. I think the Gift of he Holy Spirit that would help me be most like my saint is piety. I think that piety would help me because piety is trying to very religious and close to God. This would allow me to be most like my Saint because he found God and that changed his life. It made him be committed to God and he used piety to do this. Piety would help me become closer to God and discover God like Saint Ignatius did. I could use this gift to spread the word of God and show people that God really does exist. | My Reflection

14: Bibliography | The Famous People. "St Ignatius of Loyola." The Famous People. The Famous People, 2013. Web. 17 Apr. 2013. HistoryCentral.com. "World History 1500- 1525 AD." World History 1500- 1525 AD. MultiEducator, n/a. Web. 17 Apr. 2013. Loyola University Chicago. "Biography of St. Ignatius Loyola." Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, n/a. Web. 21 Mar. 2013.

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