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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Feast of St. Ignatius

Bust of St. Ignatius Loyola
 as seen in Chicago at the 
Ignatius House Jesuit Community
photo credit: Ann Greene

To St. Ignatius
Feast July 31

O God, Who, by the ministry of St. Ignatius, hast given to the Church militant a new aid for spreading abroad the glory of Thy Holy Name, grant that, assisted by his protection and example, after having combated on earth, we may be crowned immortally in Heaven. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

The prayer above was taken from the book: SPECIAL DEVOTIONS compiled for Children of the Sacred Heart - Revised Edition 1956

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