“The Church has designated a special time of celebration in recognition of Saint Ignatius. Called an “Ignatian Year,” it will mark significant anniversaries associated with this great Spanish saint.
The Ignatian Year begins on May 20, 2021, the 500-year anniversary of Ignatius’ wounding and spiritual conversion in Pamplona, Spain, and concludes on July 21, 2022, the anniversary of Saint Ignatius passing into eternal life. During the Year, the 400-year anniversary of the canonizations of Saint Ignatius and his Jesuit confrere Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) will be celebrated on March 12, 2022.
In our diocese, several of our young priests are working on a series of reflections that begin an exploration of the life and legacy of Saint Ignatius. They will connect the Ignatian legacy with our legacy in 2021.”
FATHER MICHAEL BISSEX
associate pastor of Saint Patrick’s Parish, Huntington, who looks at Saint Ignatius’ conversion following the Battle of Pamplona.
FATHER JOHN WACHOWICZ
associate pastor of Saint Rosalie’s Parish, Hampton Bays, who will explore Ignatian Spirituality in World and Church History.
FATHER MICHAEL DUFFY
rector, Saint Agnes Cathedral Parish, Rockville Centre, who will explore the Theological contributions of Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ.
SEMINARIAN LOUIS CONA
(Pontifical North American College) currently in his Pastoral Year at Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Center Moriches, who will look at the Theological contributions of Father John Courtney Murray, SJ.