Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Autobiography of St. Ignatius:

 The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by: St. Ignatius as dictated to Fr. Louis Gonzalez S.J.  ed. by J. F. X. O'Conor, S.J.
Non-fiction: Biography, religion, e-book

Yes, Br. Summit, I did read this a couple of days ago, why do you ask?

This book is a rather short history of the life of St. Ignatius.  It includes major dates and places in his life, but do not include a lot of details on his spiritual life.  It does include details on all the times he tried to get the Spanish Inquisition and other courts to formally charge him with being a heretic, but they kept dropping/ ignoring the charges that people had. (The idea being that if there was an official court ruling that his spiritual exercises were not heretical there would be less rumors being spread around.  But, the idea of someone constantly trying to get the attention of the Spanish Inquisition is just humorous to us.)  It also includes after the book information on the history of the Jesuits in higher education.  (Which was not at all biased like it was written by a bunch of Jesuits. . . pay no attention to all of the S.J.s after people's names on the top of this post.)

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