July 31 – Saint Ignatius of Loyola
He was of a noble family. When he was a young man, he was a messenger in the king’s court. He wanted to become a great soldier and marry a beautiful woman. But God had other plans for him. When he was injured in battle, he began to read the on the lives of saints and had a change of heart to God. With a group of friends in the University of Paris, he began the Society of Jesus. Now they are known as the Jesuits and extend all over the world.
What plans and dreams do you have for your life? Do you think they coincide with those of God?