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St Ignatius of Loyola according to Benedict XVI

Thus, he left his followers a precious spiritual legacy that must not be lost or forgotten. Precisely because he was a man of God, St Ignatius was a faithful servant of the Church, in which he saw and venerated the Bride of the Lord and the Mother of Christians. And from his desire to serve the Church in the most beneficial way possible was born the special vow of obedience to the Pope, which he himself describes as “our first and principal foundation”.