Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

A. M. D. G. stands for Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, which translated means “For the Greater Glory of God.” 

~ St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Motto



Traditional & New Calendar:  Feast Day: July 31

Commemoration of SAINT IGNATIUS

In the year 1521 a cannon ball fractured the left leg of Captain Ignatius Loyola, the future founder of the Jesuits. While he was convalescing, Ignatius read about Christ and His saints and thus turned wholly to God. He then undertook to equip himself for Christ's service by acquiring a good classical and theological education. On the feast of the Assumption, 1534, the seven pioneer Jesuits pronounced their vows in Paris. The members of the Society of Jesus became the shock troops of the Church in the battle against the spread of Protestantism in Europe, as well as one of the greatest foreign mission organizations that the world has known. Ignatius died on July 31, 1556.

O God, in order to promote the greater glory of Your name, You fortified Your Church militant with a new army through the work of blessed Ignatius. may his help and example bring us through our battle on earth to be crowned with him in heaven. Through our Lord . . .


anima christi


Patron: Basque country; Jesuit Order; Jesuits; retreats; soldiers; Spiritual Exercises (by Pope Pius XI).

Symbols: Book; chausible; Holy Communion; a rayed IHC or IHS; heart with crown of thorns; sword and lance upon an altar; book with words Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam.





ignatius1“Take, Lord, receive all my liberty, my memory, my under-standing, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. All is yours, dispose of it wholly, according to Your will. Give me your love and your grace, for this is sufficient for me.” ~St. Ignatius of Loyola


1 comment:

  1. Lena, these are wonderful resources on this Holy Saint. i will so enjoy browsing them. Thank you so much for your comments about the spiritual exercises. reading about them really inspires me, and I was hoping there was a way to do them without taking the long retreat. God bless.



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