Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General at Paris in 1541. The Jesuit order served the Pope as missionaries, and they were bound by a vow of special obedience to the sovereign pontiff in regard to the missions. They therefore emerged as an important force during the time of the Counter-Reformation.
|Not to be limited by the greatest and yet to be contained in the tiniest—this is the divine||Religion & God|
|That we may be altogether of the same mind and in conformity with the Church herself, if she shall have defined anything to be black which appears to our eyes to be white, we ought in like manner to pronounce it to be black.||Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths|
|Considering that the blessed life we so long for consists in an intimate and true love of God Our Creator and Lord, which binds and obliges us all to a sincere love.||Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God|
|So with that will prompt and prepared to serve all those whom I perceive to be servants of my Lord, I will speak of three things with simplicity and love as if I were speaking to my own soul.||Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex|
|The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India... has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith.||Religion & God|