From the Rector, Fr Tom Renshaw

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Friday 30 July 2021

Happy Saint Ignatius Day!

Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the extraordinary saint who founded the Society of Jesus and after whom our College is named. The celebration this year takes place within an Ignatian Year which began on 20 May with the 500th anniversary of Ignatius being injured by the cannonball in the Battle of Pamplona. This was the moment in which Ignatius’ worldly dreams were shattered; he was a young man perhaps in this late 20s or possibly aged 30, left wondering what will come of his life. At the time, he could never have imagined how God would accompany him, teach him and mould him his heart, mind and soul over the remaining 35 years of his life.
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From the Principal, Dr Paul Hine

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Friday 30 July 2021

Desolation and Consolation

This weekend (July 31st) commemorates the Feast Day of St Ignatius of Loyola. It is a story we know well – the headstrong young firebrand who was wounded in the battle of Pamplona and whose painful and protracted convalescence changed his life. The circumstances of Ignatius’ youth were anything but saintly, however, life experiences can be a powerful determinant of human endeavour, aspiration, and resolve: something that Ignatius grew to know well during his adult years.
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