Ignatius was a soldier, but eventually discovered that his true vocation was to live his life wholly for God. He had a heart for healing the wounds caused by the Protestant Reformation and was known to have the approach of sharing the Truth “without hard words or contempt for people’s errors”.
Ignatius was the recipient of deep spiritual insight. He wrote the Spiritual Exercises, a retreat that has been followed by many, both Catholics and non-Catholics.
You can make this retreat in the quiet of your own home by going to this site: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/cmo-retreat.html