"Gathered together in this slim volume are the selected letters of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the original Jesuit. Ignatiuss letters and instructions contain much of his spiritual teaching, and this collection includes 24 missives, most written to his fellow Jesuits, that address both spiritual and practical issues while revealing a warm and compassionate man with a deep reverence for humanity. In this anthology, discover Ignatiuss thoughts on materialism, temptation, diligence, meditation, humility, proper penance, and much more. Learn why nearly five centuries after his death Ignatius remains a revered figure both within and without the Roman Catholic community. Spanish priest and spiritual philosopher SAINT IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA (14911556) has been described by Pope Benedict XVI as a man of God, a man of profound prayer, and a faithful servant of the Church. The principal founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius was canonized in 1622. His writings include Spiritual Exercises (15221524)."