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St. Ignatius, pray for me

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Ignatius of Loyola taught Bridget Purdome how to make time for prayer.

By guest blogger Bridget Purdome

Why would a progressive Catholic woman, who is passionate about empowering other women, call on a male saint who lived in the 16th century?  A saint who was a womanizer as a young man. A saint who used militaristic language in his writings. A saint who never accepted women as full partners in his ministry. Surely, there are enough female saints to turn to!