I believe that Pope Francis is the quintessential Ignatian Jesuit, and that is the hermeneutical key to understanding him.
When Ignatius of Loyola was wounded in the Battle of Pamplona, he was taken to the hospital, where he received a copy of the lives of the saints.
After devouring the book, Ignatius said, “I want to be a saint like St. Francis.”
Well, we have a Pope who has embraced the vocation of being a follower of Ignatius, who wanted to be a saint like St. Francis.
Why did Jorge Bergoglio become a Jesuit? He has said that he was attracted to the Jesuit’s missionary spirit, community and discipline. Today, the Holy Father is living his Jesuit vocation with a true missionary zeal,...READ MORE