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Ignatius of Loyola and His First Companions

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The tower house of Loyola was frequently inhabited by more than a few members of the family, neighbors, relatives, or servants. The life change brought about in great part by his time of solitude and illness in the tower house of Loyola, in addition to reading the Vita Christi and the Flos Sanctorum, provoked in him a strong reaction in the other direction. In the beginning Ignatius lived with the internal tension between seeking silence and radical solitude, which even led him to consider Cartuja as a new home, and the inclination to create relationships and human groups through which he could share with others his incipient religious experience and his first project of living and dying in Jerusalem. The fact is that the Society of Jesus, as far as its origins, history, spirituality, and mysticism are concerned, came to identify itself with Ignatius of Loyola.

Keywords: Ignatius of Loyola; Jerusalem; mysticism; spirituality



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