November 4, 2016 — What’s your real age? What country best
fits your personality? The internet has a quiz for almost everything and now
you can find out which Jesuit saint you are. To celebrate the Feast of All
Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus on Nov. 5, the Jesuits have launched a quiz that reveals your inner Jesuit.
Answer a few questions to find your Jesuit saint. Tough
enough to withstand torture? You may be St. Nicholas Owen, a Jesuit brother who
constructed hiding spaces for priests during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of
England and was later tortured to death in the Tower of London.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
If you’ve gone so far as to care for plague victims to
sacrifice for others, you may be St. Aloysius Gonzaga, who died at age 23 after
caring for the sick in Rome. Perhaps
your family has royal bloodlines? St. Francis Borgia, third Superior General of
the Society and a Spanish nobleman, can relate.
St. Francis Borgia
There are dozens of Jesuit saints who have lived Ignatian
values in inspirational ways, from a humble door keeper to St. Ignatius
himself, founder of the Society of Jesus. There are many more unofficial saints
— men and women — who have also lived these values, like
Juana of Austria, the only woman Jesuit.
Take the quiz and get to know a few of them as we
celebrate their holy lives on this feast day.
January 22 will mark 45 years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision made abortion legal in the United States, and today the Society of Jesus in the U.S. is asking Jesuits and their collaborators to continue to stand in solidarity with the unborn and with mothers in difficult situations.
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