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Loyola, Ignatius of - Hallucination of the Virgin Mary



Type of Spiritual Experience


Number of hallucinations: 1


Loyola was in extreme pain from surgery

A description of the experience

The Autobiography of Saint Ignatius Loyola

While watching one night he plainly saw the image of the Blessed Mother of God with the Infant Jesus, at the sight of which, for a considerable time, he received abundant consolation, and felt such contrition for his past life that he thought of nothing else. From that time until August, 1555, when this was written, he never felt the least motion of concupiscence. This privilege we may suppose from this fact to have been a divine gift, although we dare not state it, nor say anything except confirm what has been already said. His brother and all in the house recognized from what appeared externally how great a change had taken place in his soul.

The source of the experience

Loyola, Ignatius of

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