jection to the authority o●f the Superiors, in whom they recogniz■ed the agent

s of Divine authority■ itself. CHAPTER II. LOYOL■A AND THE JESUITS. Conversio

n of Loyola● ? Foundation of the Society of Jesus ? Prepar●ation of the


Novice ? Characteristics of ●the Order ? The Canadian Jesuits It wa●s an evil day for new-born Prote■stantism, when a French artillerym■an fired the shot that struck down Ignatius Loy■ola in the breach of Pampeluna. A proud ■noble, an aspiring soldier, a ■graceful courtier, an ardent and daring gall

ant ●was metamorphosed by that stroke into● the zealot whose brain engendered and b●rought forth the mighty Society of Jesus. His ■story is a familiar one: how, ■in the solitude of his sick-room, a change came■ over him, upheaving, like an ear■thquake, all the forces of his nature●; how, in the cave of Manresa, the ■mysteries of Heaven were revealed to him●; how he passed from agonies to● transports, from transports to the calm of a d●etermined purpose. The soldier gave him●se

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