Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Ignatius of Loyola Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Feastday: July 31st
Imagery and Representation: shown as a priest with a book, a cross around his neck and a burning heart
Patron Saint of the Society of Jesus, the soldiers, the educators and of education, of the dioceses of San Sebastián and Bilbao
St. Ignatius was born as the youngest of thirteen children in Spain and became a Spanish soldier who fought against the French. He had to end his military career as he was hit by a cannon ball. During his recovery, he read the lives of the saints and decided to dedicate his own life to the Christian religion. Already soon after, he started having visions but was put on a hard trial: he started getting afraid and having doubts. After traveling and studying in different schools, he ended up in Paris where he taught at the university. Later, he founded his own order called the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits.