Papal Politics and the Canonization of Ignatius and Francis Xavier
By Jerry Duggan Nearly 500 years after the founding of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius Loyola and St. Francis Xavier are widely revered and respected. It wasn’t always so. This March 12 marks the 400th anniversary of both saints’ canonizations. It turns out there’s a story there, one I had the privilege of hearing …
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Five Saints, One Canonization
On March 12, 2022, a Solemn Mass at the Church of the Gesù in Rome will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Sts. Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Ávila, Isidore the Farmer, and Philip Neri.
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