The Life of St Ignatius Loyola
by Carlos Saenz de Tejada (1897 - 1958)


These watercolours of the life of St Ignatius of Loyola are by Carlos Saenz de Tejada (1897-1958) and were published posthumously as prints by the Jesuit periodical, El Mensajero de Corazon de Jesus (Bilbao, 1958).

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Plate 1
Ignatius convalesces at Loyola in norther Spain following his injuries at the battle of Pamplona (20th May 1521)
Plate 2
Ignatius writes his Spiritual Exercises at Manresa
Plate 3
The vision at the River Cardoner (Manresa)
Plate 4
Ignatius and his friend, Francis Xavier, at the university of Paris: "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but suffers the loss of his soul?" (Matthew 16:26)
Plate 5
Ignatius and the first companions take vows at Montmatre
15th August 1534
Plate 6
The vision at La Storta (outside Rome): "I will be favourable to you in Rome."
Plate 7
Pope Paul III approves the Society of Jesus
27th September 1540 Regimini Militantes
Plate 8
Before saying Mass, Ignatius is overcome with tears
Plate 9
After their solemn vows at the Basilica of St-Paul-Outside-The-Walls in Rome, the companions set off "to help souls" with unbounded joy
Plate 10
The Death of St Ignatius
Rome, 31st July 1556