In honor of All Saints Day, Jesuit Fr. James Martin, a contributing editor at America magazine, offers a new take on the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola -- as told by tweets Ignatius himself might have scribed.
This, of course, is based on the premise such technologies had been available to the Spanish solider-turned-spiritual leader in the 16th century, and that St. Ignatius actually would have opted to have a Twitter account.
Here’s some of the highlights:
Anyone in Loyola tonight? #PARTYTIME
BUMMER! Got shot w cannonball in leg in Pamplona smackdown. Hurts like @#$$. Getting carried back to Loyola by FRENCH guys. #NOWWHAT?
Back in Loyola w family. They're driving me nuts. Nothing to read except Lives of Saints and Life of Christ. Both boring. #BOREDOUTOFSKULL
Decided to start "Society of Jesus." Crazy huh? But we're all decided and excited about new group. Will ask Pope to approve. #MAGIS
Writing something I'm gonna call Spiritual Exercises. Dumb title? Something catchier? Old notes help. Four weeks? Going well though. #PRAY
Check out the rest of Martin’s post at Americamagazine.org.