//Death by a thousand (paper) cuts: Ignatius and the Promise of La Storta

Death by a thousand (paper) cuts: Ignatius and the Promise of La Storta

The laconic promise “I will be propitious to you in Rome” made to Ignatius at the chapel of La Storta in late October or early November in 1537 has suggested different things to different Jesuits across the history of the Society of Jesus. For Ignatius himself these words held a promise of the crown of martyrdom itself – perhaps in a similar vein to that of St. Peter to whom our founder had a great devotion.

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The author is currently the Director of Vinayalaya Retreat House, Mumbai, and a member of the UMI (US Midwest) Province of the Society of Jesus.