During the Ignatian Year, an important date, 12th March 2022, marks the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius. Pope Gregory XV, on 12th March 1622, officially recognized, in the name of the Church, the quality of life and commitment of five witnesses to the Gospel: two Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, reformer of the Carmelites, Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory, and Isidore the Laborer, patron saint of farmers and Madrid.
On the 12th March the Society of Jesus celebrates the 400th anniversary of the canonisation of Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier. There were canonised alongside Teresa of Avila, Philip Neril and Isidor the Farmer. Pope Francis will celebrate the Eucharist live-streamed from the Gesù church in your own community at 5pm Rome time (4pm Irish Time) on Saturday 12th March. Join at ignatius500.global/live