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Overview Recounts the life of the sixteenth-century Basque former soldier who founded the Society of Jesus, describing how the events in his life led to his religious commitment and the development of the Spiritual Exercises and other elements of the Jesuit way of life.Recounts the life of the sixteenth-century Basque who founded the Society of Jesus, describing how the events in his life led to his religious commitment and the development of the Spiritual Exercises and the Jesuit way of life.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2001
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809166887 ISBN13 9780809166886
Availability 0 units.
More About Peggy A. Sklar
Sklar, director of religious education for a Jesuit parish, has a master's degree in theology from the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Peggy A. Sklar currently resides in Alexandria, in the state of Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about St. Ignatius of Loyola: In God's Service?
Good preparation for your Catholic Faith Confirmation Oct 22, 2005
I bought this book for my oldest son as a gift for his Catholic Confirmation. The book is written in a very simplistic style and the language is simple too. I wanted my son to have a good role model to follow as he starts to walk his path into manhood. St. Ignatius is a saint for all times. The story is very encouraging for today's youth looking for someone to look up to in these difficult times.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book with a strong message and with exceptional guidelines to live an honorary life. This saint story will change the way you look at life's struggles and how you handle them too!
A must have!
A simple, direct biography Feb 11, 2002
St. Ignatius Of Loyola: In God's Service is a simple, direct biography of the soldier, saint, and mystic known as Ignatius of Loyola. Accessibly written by Peggy Sklar (the accomplished director of education for a Jesuit parish) St. Ignatius Of Loyola is an informative and insightful biography that focuses especially upon the saint's duty and service to God. Highly recommended reading, St. Ignatius Of Loyola is a clear, thoughtful portrait enhanced with black-and-white illustrations.
Excellent Biography Jul 24, 2001
This biography is quite well written; Ms. Sklar has thouroughly researched St. Ignatius (the bibliography is four pages long), and the resault has been this easily readible, as well as detailed, biography of the saint. My only complaint is that throughout the book Ms. Sklar makes references to Ignatius's spiritual exercises, but she does not actually describe them until the last chapter.
But that is a minor issue. Overall, this book is well suited to anyone who wishes to learn more about this saint, no matter their age.
St. Ignatius Loyola for teens Jul 9, 2001
It's difficult these days to find heroes for teens, who can inspire them not to give up and to follow their dreams. The life of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order of Catholic priests, is such an inspiration.
Author Sklar has managed to weave sixteenth century Spanish history and Ignatius's life together in such a way that both are easy to understand and vividly come alive to the reader.
Although this book was written with young adults in mind, as a retired teacher, I find myself still thinking about this wonderful biographical nugget days later. Ignatius' life finds one asking questions like: Where do I find God in my life's journey? What does it mean not to give up? What does it mean to be faithful? What gifts do I have to share with the world today?
Sklar's book has an inviting style that is crisp and doesn't get bogged down in non-essentials. You feel as though you are traveling with this undaunted saint through all of his setbacks and achievements. His zeal becomes contagious! It's an enjoyable biography which is sure to leave you with things to reflect on in your own life.