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If St. Ignatius tweeted ...

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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? 

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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 



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