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The Ignatian Year 2021 – 2022 has an official logo which will be used in all activities and information about this event. The Ignatian Year was officially announced by Fr. General Arturo Sosa SJ on September 2019 as celebration to commemorate 500 years since the conversion of St Ignatius in 2021 and 400 years since the canonisation of St Ignatius and St Francis Xavier in 2022.

The logo presents in Latin the name of the Founder of the Society of Jesus, “Ignatius”. The cross is visible in the center of the word, and it also points to the classic emblem of the Society, “IHS”. The S at the end of the name doubles as the figure 5 at the beginning of the number 500 which connects Ignatius’ old signature with our days by means of a new design. Consequently combining the epoch of Ignatius’ conversion with the theme of the Ignatian Year celebration: “To see all things new in Christ”.

The Ignatian year will open on May 20, 2021, the anniversary of Ignatius’ injury at Pamplona and conclude on July 31, 2022, the feast of St Ignatius. The peak of the celebration will fall on March 12, 2022, the fourth centenary of the canonisation of St Ignatius with St Francis Xavier, St Teresa of Jesus, St Isidore Labrador and St Philip Neri.

Ignatius at the Battle of Pamplona |

The Society of Jesus goes back in its origins to the Ignatian experiences, which we will call to mind in the Ignatian year (2021-2022). It gives us a good opportunity to make known our spiritual root, that spiritual source that feeds and nourishes us in so many different ways and places. Deepening and renewing our own interior freedom and energy for the magis opens us to new and enriching perspectives. These can come from accompanying young people, from the hope that drives us to participate in the collective effort that seeks to heal the wounds of nature and prepare a better world for future generations.” Fr. General in his letter to the whole Society on September 27, 2019.

To read Fr. General Arturo Sosa’s full letter click here 

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