St Ignatius gets hit by the cannonball Middle Life
The establishment of the Society of Jesus Later Life
St Ignatius became a knight in the service of a relative, he was later employed on the military undertakings and on a diplomatic mission.
while defending the citadel of Pamplona against the french Ignatius was hit by cannonball, he sustained a bad fracture to his right knee and damage to his left.
In 1534 Ignatius and six other men, including Francis Xavier and Peter Faber, gathered and propressed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience including a special vow of obedience the the pope in matters of direction. Five years later Ignatius' plan was approved by the pope, they named the organisation the Society Of Jesus.