Ignatius Loyola, SJ
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VATICAN, 16 March 2006, the triple Jesuit Jubilee issue, Scott 1323
The 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier, SJ and of St. Peter Faber, SJ, and the 450th anniversary of the death of St. Ignatius Loyola
AUSTRIA, 22 April 2006, a personalized stamp created by Mag. Wilhelm Reme
after a painting by Bartolomeo Altomonte, which is in the College of St. Aloysius in Linz
THE UNITED STATES, a personalized stamp featuring an icon of St. Ignatius by Monastery Icons
Three forms of personalized stamps are illustrated here: in Austria it is an actual postage stamp, in the USA it is a printed meter stamp, in Belgium (below) it is a label se-tenant with a regular stamp.
BELGIUM, 2006, a personalized label, the creation of Fr. Roland Francart, SJ,
for the Jubilee of Loyola, Xavier, and Faber, se-tenant with Scott 2111
featuring Konrad Baumeister's 1881 painting of the first vows at Montmartre, showing not just the three but also
James Laínez, Simon Rodrigues, Alfonso Salmerón, and Nicholás Bobadilla
BELGIUM, personalized labels created by Fr. Roland Francart, SJ,
for the Jubilee of Loyola, Xavier, and Faber, se-tenant with a 2007 stamp
BELGIUM, 2006, two personalized labels, creations of Fr. Roland Francart, SJ,
for the Jubilee of Loyola, Xavier, and Faber,
showing them with St. Alberto Hurtado, the seal of the Society and a logo of the Jubilee, one se-tenant with Scott 2111
the second se-tenant with a 2007 stamp
ITALY, 2006, the 450th anniversary of the death of St. Ignatius, Scott 2770 and its FDI cancel
The design is based on a Peter-Paul Rubens drawing found in the Vita Beati P. Ignatii of 1609
It is of Ignatius in Spain in 1535-36:Making the sign of the cross he cured many from possession.
As with the companion stamp of St. Francis Xavier, the design represents the saint with two others while ignoring other elements of the original.
MACAO, 2006, the Society of Jesus issue, with its FDI cancel
With its "Society of Jesus" issue of 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring a stamp of Ignatius, Macao marked various anniversaries including the 450th anniversary of death of Ignatius. It also honored Matteo Ricci, Francis Xavier, Alessandro Valignano, and Melchior Carneiro. Macao was awarded for this issue the 2007 St. Gabriel Award for the Best Religious Stamps.
SPAIN, 2009, personalized stamp for the 4th centenary of Ignatius being declared patron of the village of Azpeitia
MEXICO, 2013, state of Ignatius at the Universidad Ibero Americana, Scott 2812a
Don Antonio Venegas de Figueroa, the Bishop of Pamplona with jurisdiction over the Basque Country, on July 9, 1610 granted the village of Azpeitia permission, at their request, " to celebrated Blessed Ignatius Loyola as their patron and to observe his feast on July 31, the day of his death, to dedicate in an altar and image in his honor, to take him as their patron and advocate, and to hold processions with the image of said holy man." Representatives of Azpeitia in a document that signed July 31, 1610 swore to hold St. Ignatius always as their patron. Ignatius had been beatified only a year before, on July 27, 1609, by the Pope Paul V. This personalized stamp reproduces part of a mosaic at the entrance of the Hermitage of the Mary Magdalene in Azpeitia. St. Ignatius, thirteen years after his conversion, had returned there for a while to recover his health in his native land at the advice of doctors in Paris. He preached there and taught catechism, and lived during this time at the Hospital of Mary Magdalene in front of the hermitage, not wanting to accept the invitation of his sister-in-law, María Magdalena Araoz, to stay at the family castle.
SLOVAKIA, Christmas 2014, this stamps shows a stained glass window from the Church of the Assumption in Chynorany in western Slovakia, Scott 700
The window pictures Ignatius writing The Spiritual Exercises in the cave at Manresa.
The sheet of eight such stamps comes with personalizable labels. The FDI cancel shows the church.. The stamp also appears on the two postal cards below.
SLOVAKIA, Christmas 2014, two postal cards, the second printed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus.
PARAGUAY, 2015, the Christmas issue featured an altar retable made of corn by the Paraguayan artist Koki Ruiz for a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis.
PARAGUAY, 2016, in an issue dedicated to the Touristic Ambassadors of Paraguay s detail of the retable and an image of Koki Ruiz, the artist who created it.
Spanish, printed by Oliva de Vilanova (Barcelona), 1947, with the printer's name and price of 25 céntimos printed on reverse side
Spanish, this cinderella (issued by the Charity Secretariat of the Railway Brotherhood of St. Ignatius Loyola)
is based on a drawing of Ignatius Writing the Spiritual Exercises at Manresa by Fr. Francisco de Paula Morell, SJ
Spanish, for the Ignatian centenary four cinderellas were issued (in four colors) one of which shows Fr. Morell's painting
This whole following set was printed in the above four colors: blue, green, brown and rose
Spanish, 1956, for the 4th centenary of the death of Ignatius
These cinderellas picture:
- Ignatius' portrait by A. Sanchez Coello at the Postulatio Generalis S.J., Rome,
- an image of the Loyola castle,
- a stained glass at Loyola of The Wounding of Ignatius at Pamplona
- a composite of the Coullaut-Valera statue and a view of the sanctuary
- a statue of The Conversion of Inigo de Loyola by Lorenzo Coullaut-Valera, in Ignatius' bedroom at Loyola,
- Loyola Castle,
- a stained glass at Loyola by the brothers Maumejean, of Ignatius taking leave of his home to set out for Montserrat,
- The Spiritual Exercises being dictated to Ignatius by Our Lady, the image from the French Archives of the Society of Jesus at Vanves appears in The Jesuits: a Multibiography, by Jean Lacouture,
- a stained glass window of Ignatius and companions pronouncing their vows at Montmartre,
- the death of Ignatius,
- a stained glass at Loyola by the brothers Maumejean, of Ignatius as soldier and saint.
Swedish, part of series of poster stamps honoring famous people and royal persons from many countries but special France, Germany, Spain, England and Russia. Each of these poster stamps exist in different colors.
SPAIN, 1982 , show cancel featuring St. Ignatius Loyola & the Loyola sanctuary
SPAIN, 1991, show cancel, St. Ignatius Loyola
AUSTRIA, 2000, show cancel, St. Ignatius Loyola and the approval of the Jesuits by Pope Paul III
AUSTRIA, 1991, show cancel for the 450th anniversary of the Jesuits, the 500th of Ignatius' birth
ARGENTINA, 1991, feast of St. Ignatius 1991, the 5th centenary of his birth
HONDURAS, 1978, featuring the birthplace of Dr. Luis Landa, San Ignacio in the region of Francisco Morazan, Honduras, Scott C637
Originally part of the municipality of Cedros, it separated on 8 December 1958, and is named for Ignatius Loyola.
SPAIN, this special cancel reads Museo Cuidad de Ceuta - Murallas Reales de Ceuta - Patrimonio de Todos.
The image features the Fortress of Saint Ignatius (18th century), now a museum.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 2005, postmark from Saint Inigoes, Maryland
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1983, 2005, postmarks from Saint Ignace, Michigan and St. Ignatius, Montana
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1946, a discontinued PO canceled the last day of service for San Ignacio, NM
MEXICO, postmark from San Ignacio, Baja California
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, St. Ignatius, Montana appears on these and other precanceled stamps
Saint Inigoes, Maryland takes its name from a Jesuit manor and from St. Ignatius for whom the manor was named. In 1636 the Jesuits acquired extensive property not far from St. Mary's City, the first capital of Maryland. They built on that property what came to be called St. Inigoes Manor, the house apparently named after Ignatius' original name, Inigo. When penal laws in 1705 closed the church of St. Ignatius in St. Mary's City and forbade public Roman Catholic services, St. Inigoes Manor became the center of Catholic worship. In 1788, when the law was relaxed, a public church was built nearby and dedicated once again in honor of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Saint Ignace, Michigan was originally a mission established by Jesuit missionary and explorer Fr. Jacques Marquette, SJ at the Straits of Mackinac in 1671. He named it after St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit Order. It was from St. Ignace that Marquette and Joliet set out two years later to cross Lake Michigan to what is now Wisconsin, and then to descend the Mississippi River until they realized it flowed into the Gulf of Mexico and was not a shortcut to China. Marquette spent a couple of years in Wisconsin and Illinois and died on his way back to St. Ignace
St. Ignatius, Montana, 32 miles north of Missoula, the site of the St. Ignatius Mission, a National Historic Site, was founded in 1854 by Jesuit missionary priests, Peter DeSmet, SJ and Adrian Hoecken, SJ, who led the Kalispel Indians from the first St. Ignatius Mission in Washington to this new site in Montana. The town grew up around the mission, both of them named for the founder of the Jesuits.
BRITISH HONDURAS and BELIZE, 1973 and 1983, postmark from San Ignacio, in British Honduras which changed its name to Belize on June 1, 1973.
CHILE, 1939, postmark from San Ignacio, in the region of Bío-Bío, a city of about 13,500 people
COSTA RICA, 1972, San Ignacio is the capital of the Acosta canton, founded 27 October 1910, now with about 22,000 inhabitants
SPAIN, 1982, postmark from Loyola, site of Loyola castle, the birthplace of St. Ignatius