A screeching canon ball shattered the legs of the valiant Spanish soldier whose name was Inigo, later to be called Ignatius, and still later Saint Ignatius. Brought to safety and then transported to his home in Loyola, the convalescence of the wounded soldier, if indeed he would recover, would take weeks and even months. After painful operations and settings of the leg, Ignatius would have many free hours, days, and months to pass the time.
What could he do? Having learned how to read, it dawned upon him to ask a relative for books to read so as to pass … Read more