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Ignatian Year Events

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - Our Lady of Hope Parish

The Jesuits of Maine and Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland invite all to attend a celebration of the Ignatian Year (May 20, 2021, to July 31, 2022), an opportunity to grow in relationship with God and our love for one another, on Saturday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m., followed by a special Mass at 4:30 p.m. The gathering will be held at St. Pius X Church, located on 492 Ocean Avenue.

Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Brigid School,  the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, Ignatian Spirituality Partnership and Cheverus are all part of the Ignatian Family in Maine. 


The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, has called for an “Ignatian Year” to celebrate the life of St Ignatius Loyola the founder of the Jesuits.

The Year will open on May 20th, the 500th anniversary of when Ignatius the soldier was injured by a cannonball in the Battle of Pamplona.  The Year will conclude on July 31, 2022, the feast day of St Ignatius.  The peak of the celebration will fall on March 12, 2022, the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius and St Francis Xavier. 

Ignatian Year Resources

Jesuits East - more information on Ignatian Year

Ignatian Spirituality - Resources for the Ignatian Year