Ignatian year is very special for us at St Joseph’s. It’s a time we reflect on the ‘canon ball moment’ in the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola that changed him from a soldier at the court of the King of Spain to a saint for the world in the year 1521. As we celebrate 500 years of that moment, here you find information and resources to relive the events at Joseph’s.
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“TO SEE ALL THINGS NEW IN GOD”
The Ignatian Year 2021-2022 already has an official logo to be used in all activities and information about this event. It was designed by the Spanish architect Emilio Ortiz Zaforas. It presents in Latin the name of the Founder of the Society of Jesus, “Ignatius”, which Iñigo de Loyola adopted years after his conversion in 1521. The cross is visible in the center of the word, and it also points to the classic emblem of the Society, “IHS”. The S at the end of the name doubles as the figure 5 at the beginning of the number 500 in a logo that, in a contemporary graphic, connects Ignatius’ old signature with our days by means of a new design. Thus, it wants to combine the epoch of Ignatius’ conversion with the motto chosen for this celebration: “To see all things new in god”.
WHAT IS IGNATIAN YEAR?
St Josephs College is a private Institution run by the Jesuits of Karnataka. From 20 May 2021 to 31 July 2022, the Jesuits and the entire Ignatian family are celebrating an Ignatian Year. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the wounding of their founder, Ignatius of Loyola at a battle in Pamplona in 1521. That event changed the course of his life; it led to the foundation of the Society of Jesus which in turn provoked dramatic changes in the Church and in the history of Catholicism.
20th May 1521 - the day when St Ignatius was hit by a cannon ball.
31st July 1556 - the day when St Ignatius died.
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