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Saint Ignatius of Loyola:
Born:  October 23, 1491
Died:  July 31, 1556
Canonization Date: March 12, 1622 by Pope Gregory XV
Feast Day:  July 31
Patron Saint: Jesuit Order and retreats

Ignatius was passionately fond of reading worldly books of fiction and tales of knights. When he felt he was getting better from a wound he had received in battle, he asked for some of these books to pass the time. But no book of that sort could be found in the house; instead they gave him a life of Christ and a collection of the lives of saints written in Spanish.

By constantly reading these books he began to be attracted to what he found narrated there. Sometimes in the midst of his reading he would reflect on what he had read. Yet at other times he would dwell on many of the things which he had been accustomed to dwell on previously. But at this point our Lord came to his assistance, insuring that these thoughts were followed by others which arose from his current reading.

(excerpt from http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-ignatius-of-loyola/)

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Links:

Video Biography (yes it starts in a grocery store...keep watching!)
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Saint Teresa of Avila:

Born:  March 28, 1515 in Avila, Spain
Died:  October 4, 1582

Canonization Date: March 12, 1622 by Pope Gregory XV
Feast Day: October 15
Patron Saint: Headaches and sickness


Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid. All things pass away. God never changes. Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough. - Saint Teresa of Avila


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