Period:Jan 1, 1491toDec 31, 1491
Birth unto EarthSaint Ignatius was born Inigo Lopez in the year of 1491.
In this same year were also born:
King Henry VIII- an English Tudor monarch who separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church.
Period:Jan 1, 1521toDec 31, 1521
Wounded for HealthIn 1521, Ignatius was wounded in the Battle of Pamplona, and, in his recovery, decided to leave his "knightly" ways and follow Gods calling for him. What influenced him greatly was the book De Vita Christi by a man named Ludolf of Saxony. A fine model for his new way of life was St. Francis of Assisi.
In this year, several other historical happenings took place:
In the Philippines, Magellan dies in the Battle of Mactan.
Period:Jan 1, 1523toDec 31, 1523
Second ExodusIgnatius arrives in the Holy Land (Jerusalem) but is later sent to return by Franciscan priests in 1523.
Also occurring in this year:
Clement VII becomes Pope.
Period:Jan 1, 1539toDec 31, 1539
Rise of the Society1539- the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was formed!
Taking place with perhaps no relation but the year:
Pigs arrive, for the first time, in North America (my favorite)!
Period:Jan 1, 1556toDec 31, 1556
Only the BeginningIgnatius fell to a case of Malaria (known as Roman Fever) on July 31, 1556.
Departing from the material world this year as well were:
About 830,000 Shaanxi Province citizens died in China during the largest earthquake in history.
(and then some)In 1959 the greatest Theology teacher, Mr. Healey, is born (cough, cough- extra credit).
In this year:
The Luna 1 Spacecraft is launched, successfully, by the Soviet Union.