During his recuperation from a battlefield injury, Ignatius of Loyola experienced a conversion and received inspiration from reading about Jesus Christ and the lives of saints. A new book from Jesuit Sources, Jesuit Saints and Blessed: Spiritual Profiles, may offer readers a similar sense of inspiration. Edited by Jacques Fédry, S.J., and Marc Lindeijer, S.J., with a foreword by Jesuit Superior General Arturo Sosa, S.J., and historical introductions from the late Catholic historian John W. O’Malley, S.J., the book features 70 biographies, both devotional and informational, compiled by Jesuits from around the world. Jesuit Saints and Blesseds aims to introduce this community of holy men to contemporary readers and to inspire them to be selfless in their own pursuit of a greater good. Jesuit Sources, housed in Boston College’s Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, publishes Jesuit primary sources, monographs on the Jesuits, and auxiliary literature in Jesuit Studies.
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