St. Ignatius de Loyola

The marines of Christ!
Group
Born
1491
Died
1556
Portrait Year
1541
Portrait Age
50

He started as a Basque soldier whose terrible wounds brought about his conversion. He dedicated himself to reform and the salvation of souls. His efforts resulted in the foundation of the Jesuit Order, which became a major force in the Catholic Reform movement of the 16th and 17th centuries.