//The Ignatian Year 2021-2022: Celebrating the Conversion of St. Ignatius

The Ignatian Year 2021-2022: Celebrating the Conversion of St. Ignatius

Comments heard at the end of a Mass in a Jesuit parish somewhere in the world…

Did you hear what the priest said during the announcements at the end of the Mass? The Jesuits are proposing to celebrate an “Ignatian Year” in 2021-2022. So far, so good! But it’s very strange what they choose to celebrate: for more than a year they will be marking the anniversary of a lost battle, of a wound their founder suffered in the war between the Spanish and the French! They will celebrate a failure!

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The author is a French-Canadian journalist in the Communication team of the General Curia in Rome. He is a member of the International Commission for the Ignatian Year.