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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 St.Ignatius of Loyola - "Men for Others" St. Ignatius of Loyola influenced Catholicism during the 16th century by starting some of the best colleges, spreading Catholicism and helping to eliminate corruption in the church which combated the Reformation. Founded Jesuit schools (First in Messina, Italy) Schools were primarily to preserve Catholicismin communities These were, and still remainsome of the best colleges in Europe -Founded St.Pauls College of Macua in China (tourist attraction now)-Modern day colleges are still named after him Sent missionaries to China and the Americas Francis Xavier --> ChinaIsaac Jogues --> North America (Quebec, Canada) Francis Xavier was ultimately the one who founded St. Pauls College at Macau St. Ignatius helped eliminate corruption in the Church Created the Society of Jesus (S.J.) in 1534 The society demanded 4 vows (Poverty, Chastity, obedience to Christ and the Pope) Lead to revival of the Catholic Church because people felt they needed to follow these vows How did St.Ignatius become this religious figure?-Originally was a wealthy, arrogant noble-Severely injured his leg in war-Reconsiders life at Monserrat after reading book regarding God while in bed-Turns over armor and wealth to be spiritual Mid-Life-Starves himself at Monresa to show his dedication towards God-Goes onto religious teachings -Gets thrown in jail because he is not permitted and doesn't know latin-Learns latin at 33 with 10 year olds while studying Catholicism -Goes on to create schools and start the Society of Jesus-WriteS autobiography before he dies (1552-1555) St. Ignatius's Death-Some say he dies from Malaira on July 31, 1556-Others say he died because his stomach got ruined when starving himself at Monresa Coined the phrase, "Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam" or "For the great glory of God" St. Pauls College at Macua
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