A short, popular biography of the ardent Spanish soldier who, while recuperating from a battle wound, was converted to the service of Christ by reading a Catholic book. Saint Ignatius of Loyola initially did great penance, became holy, went to study at the University of Paris, wrote his Spiritual Exercises, gathered a following of brilliant holy men, and then founded the Jesuits. The patron saint of soldiers and educators, Saint Ignatius of Loyola's feast day is July 31st
About the author: Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes, also known as F.A. Forbes, was born in 1869, converted to Catholicism in 1900, and soon entered the Society of the Sacred Heart as a postulant. She authored a number of books based on the saints. Many of which are available as a set here: Mother Francis A. Forbes Eight book set.