Getting Ready for the Feast of St. Ignatius

Find IggyJuly 31 is the Feast of St. Ignatius! This date has personal significance for me since I attended St. Ignatius College Prep and Loyola University of Chicago (undergrad and graduate degrees) and work for Loyola Press! That’s a lot of Ignatian influence!

Of course, we are all blessed to have been influenced in some way, shape, or form by this great man. With that in mind, I’d like to share a couple of ways to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius.

The first is called 31 Days of St. Ignatius.  A PDF featuring information about Ignatian spirituality is posted on  A different piece of content from is featured each day leading up to the feast day on July 31.

The second effort is called FIND IGGY.  It is a ‘treasure hunt” through  On each Wednesday in July we’ll publish a question about Ignatius. Two hints will be given.  You can then search through to find the answer, and in doing so, FIND IGGY.  As a reward, you will receive a special offer to be used in the following 24 hours.


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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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