comes from the ancestral castle that was the family home
where Saint Ignatius was born in 1491, the last of a large
Basque family of Spain. Pursuing a worldly career in the
service of the king, he was wounded in the defence of
Pamplona and was taken prisoner. While convalescing, he was
converted and turned from the service of an earthly ruler to
that of his divine Master, Jesus Christ. He took to a life of
prayer, penance and serious study and recorded his
experiences in the book, `The Spiritual Exercises', which
became the source and inspiration of all his followers. He
gathered around him like-minded and
motivated men like St.
Francis Xavier, who came to India to found the Society of
Jesus in 1540.
Loyola in Spain
where Ignatius was born
colleges and universities in India, but there has never been,
nor can there ever be another Loyola.
Five-Star Status by NAAC, Loyola figures in the list of top
ten colleges in India. Loyola, considered the top college in
Tamil Nadu, is a recipient of the
UGC's Award of `Potential
unique. It's a legend, ever ancient and ever new,
painstakingly created over the last 79 years! It's a mystique
that spells excellence, dedication, quality and relevance.