Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Remembering Iñigo: Glimpses of the Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. the 'Memoriale' of Luis Gonçalves Da Câmara

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Remembering Iñigo: Glimpses of the Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. the 'Memoriale' of Luis Gonçalves Da Câmara

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Remembering Iñigo: Glimpses of the Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The 'Memoriale' of Luis Gonçalves da Câmara. Translated with introduction, notes, and indices by Alexander Eaglestone and Jospeh A. Munitiz, S.J. (St. Louis: The Institute of Jesuit Sources. 2004. Pp. xxii, 252. $24.95 paperback.)

There were no portraits of Ignatius of Loyola painted during the lifetime of the founder of the Society of Jesus. Whereas an image of Ignatius was left to be painted after his death, the saint's own writings provide an image which, perhaps, excels beyond what could be accomplished by brush and canvass. By his own hand or under the direction of a secretary, over 6,000 letters, the Spiritual Exercises, the Formula of the Institute, and the Constitutions, a few brief commentaries on giving the Exercises, and a dictated version of his life commonly referred to as the Autobiography provide a substantial insight into Ignatius' mind and times. Another document, known as the Memoriale by Louis Gonçalves de Câmara, provides additional details of the saint and founder.

Da Câmara had entered the Society of Jesus in 1545 and from his first days of novitiate desired to know and observe Ignatius, the man he felt was both founder and model for the Society of Jesus. …

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