St. Ignatius Cupcakes

~Happy Feast of St. Ignatius~
Our family loves this story of a brave Spanish soldier, who longed to be a knight.  In fact, his story inspired our cupcake decor!
After surviving a shot in the legs with a canon, he read the Bible and the lives of the saints while he recovered for months in bed.  Deciding he wanted to give his life to God, he made a pilgrimage to Montserrat, Spain, where a statue of the Virgin Mary still stands, carved by St. Luke.  There at the altar, he left his sword and all of his riches, deciding to devote his life to God.  
(Hence, the sword-shaped toothpicks came in handy for cupcake decor:)  
He went on to be a soldier for Christ and helped protect the teachings of the Church as part of the counter-Reformation in the 1500's.
He started the Society of Jesus, known as the "Jesuits."
is the greek translation for the Holy Name of Jesus which became the symbol for the Jesuits.  Our beloved Holy Father, Pope Francis, is a Jesuit so how neat is that?
St. Ignatius of Loyola is also know for writing the well-know Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
Your favorite cake/cupcake mix
Chocolate frosting
Icing for writing
Sword-shaped toothpicks 

Bake the cupcakes according to instructions and decorate according to the symbols of St. Ignatius above.
Enjoy learning about another great saint!
"Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow his grace to mold them accordingly." ~St. Ignatius Loyola~

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1 comment:

  1. Terrific idea! Love the cupcakes and your description... Thank you!