From Worldly Cavalier to Limping Pilgrim to Spiritual Leader

May 20, 2021—the 500th anniversary of the date a cannonball hit Iñigo de Loyola and forever changed his life—the Society of Jesus and the Ignatian family will start a worldwide celebration: the Ignatian Year. This jubilee will include March 12, 2022, (the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier), and end with St. Ignatius’s feast day on July 31, 2022. Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, has said, “It is my hope and desire that we can work together among the entire Ignatian family to celebrate this year, rediscover our roots, and thus renew ourselves and our outlook to the world.”