St. Ignatius of Loyola timeline by: Isaiah Efrem

Timeline created by MrsYonkers
In History
  • Oct 23, 1491

    St Ignatius is born

    St Ignatius is born
    St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in Castile Loyola in the Basque country of Northeastern Spain in 1491, one year before Columbus landed on North America. He was born in the Age of Exploration.
  • 1517

    St. Ignatius becomes a knight

    St. Ignatius becomes a knight
    In 1517 Ignatius became a knight in the service of another relative, Antonio Manrique de Lara.
  • May 20, 1521

    St Ignatius gets hit by a cannonball

    While defending the citadel of Pamplona against the French, Ignatius was hit by a cannonball on his leg. The cannonball hit his leg and shattered every bone in his left leg and other damage to his right leg.
  • 1522

    St. Ignatius goes to Montserrat

    On February 1522 he left his family to go to Montserrat where he spent three days confessing the sins of his whole life.
  • 1522

    St. Ignatius goes to Manresa

    One day after St. Ignatius Of Loyola went to Montserrat he went to Manresa. To pass the decisive months of his career, from March 25, 1522, to mid-February 1523. He lived as a beggar, ate and drank sparingly, scourged himself, and for a time neither combed nor trimmed his hair and did not cut his nails. Daily he attended mass and spent seven hours in prayer, often in a cave outside Manresa.
  • 1539

    St. Ignatius becomes king of the Jesuits

    St. Ignatius becomes king of the Jesuits
    In 1539 Ignatius’s followers decided to make it official and voted Ignatius general of the Jesuits, AKA the society of Jesus.
  • 1548

    St. Ignatius makes a book

    St. Ignatius makes a book
    At Manresa he sketched a book and over time made changes until finally Pope Paul the lll approved it in 1548. It was called spiritual exercises. During his lifetime, Ignatius used it to give spiritual retreats to others, especially to his followers.
  • Jul 31, 1556

    St. Ignatius dies

    St. Ignatius dies
    St Ignatius dies in Italy Rome but he left his mark. Four years after he died there were SO MANY jesuits. When he died there were about 1,000 Jesuits divided into 12 administrative units, called provinces. Three of these were in Italy, one in Spain, two in Germany, one in France, one in Portugal, and two in India and Brazil. The Jesuits became a sensation.
  • St. Ignatius gets canonized.

    St. Ignatius gets canonized.
    In 1622 St. Ignatius got canonized which means (in the roman catholic church) a dead person becoming a saint.