Saint of the day

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Date 31 July

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest, Founder of the Jesuits

St. Ignatius of Loyola,

Thanks to a broken leg, this fame-seeking solider became the founder of the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits, drawing from his own experience nearly unparalleled insight into the spiritual life. His feast day is celebrated on July 31.  

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St. Justin de Jacobis of the Congregation of the Mission, Bishop of Abissinia