On July 22, 2017, Saturday, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary will bring to life---and to music--- the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

This evening of fellowship and songs and melodies will be presented by no less than the Koro Viannista and the one and only Manoling Francisco.

Ignacio--the Musical will be held at The Grand Caprice, Limketkai Complex, Cagayan de Oro City. It will start with an anticipated mass at 5:30 PM then followed by the Dinner-Concert at 6:30 PM.

For reservations, please contact Rolan Lutrania at 0908-232-4077 or 0906-828-2564.

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“Teach us to give and not to count the cost.”
― Ignatius of Loyola”

“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.”

St. Ignatius Loyola was born in 1491, one of 13 children of a family of minor nobility in northern Spain. As a young man Ignatius Loyola was inflamed by the ideals of courtly love and knighthood and dreamed of doing great deeds.

But in 1521 Ignatius was gravely wounded in a battle with the French. While recuperating, Ignatius Loyola experienced a conversion. Reading the lives of Jesus and the saints made Ignatius happy and aroused desires to do great things. Ignatius realized that these feelings were clues to God’s direction for him.

Over the years, Ignatius became expert in the art of spiritual direction. He collected his insights, prayers, and suggestions in his book the Spiritual Exercises, one of the most influential books on the spiritual life ever written. With a small group of friends, Ignatius Loyola founded the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits. Ignatius conceived the Jesuits as “contemplatives in action.” This also describes the many Christians who have been touched by Ignatian spirituality.

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