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Christmas with Ignatius of Loyola

Esteemed ascetic writer wrote a powerful theological-spiritual commentary on all four Gospels

Enrico Cattaneo

Enrico Cattaneo

Published: December 21, 2020 05:40 AM GMT
Christmas with Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius was convalescing in his castle in Loyola. A few months earlier, defending the walls of Pamplona during a French siege, a cannon ball had broken his leg, and now he was slowly recovering.

On long winter evenings he would normally read books on chivalry that excited his imagination. However, the only books in the castle were Lives of the Saints and the Vita Christi by Ludolphus of Saxony.

This esteemed ascetic writer (born around 1295, he died in Strasbourg in 1377) was first a Dominican, then a Carthusian, the prior of the Carthusian monastery of Koblenz, and author of the Vita Jesu Christi ex quatuor Evangeliis, a powerful theological-spiritual commentary on all four Gospels, enriched by many quotations from the Fathers and spiritual authors of the Middle Ages.

Click here to read the full article in La Civilta Cattolica

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