PANAMA, 1991, the 5th centenary of Ignatius' birth, Scott 786B, Scott 786Bc
Besides a stamp showing the image of Ignatius, Panama issued a souvenir sheet with two stamps:
one showing his seal as superior general shining above Panama, the other (stamp on stamp) recalling the University of St. Xavier (below).
Universidad de San Javier, Panama City
PANAMA, 1949, the bicentenary of the University, Scott C119
PANAMA,1991, the 5th centenary of Ignatius' birth, Scott 786Bd
Canon Francisco Javier Luna de Victoria y Castro
PANAMA, 1949, the bicentenary of the university, Scott 371, and an imperforate pair
The Jesuits had run a public school and college, the Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, in the city of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Panamá (now Panama City) for almost 180 years until the city was burned to the ground by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. The founding of the Royal Pontifical University of St. Xavier in 1749 was made possible through the generosity of Canon Francisco Javier Luna de Victoria y Castro, later Bishop of Panama and Archbishop of Trujillo, Peru. The university ceased operations when the the Jesuits were expelled in 1767.