When Ignatius was 30 years old, he was struck by a canon ball while in war against the french . He was badly wounded
Since St. Ignatius had to have bed recovery, he asked for some books to read and he was given a book to read of Jesus Christ and the Saints. He was so fascinating that he wanted to find out more of it.
ST. Ignatius decided to travel to Jerusalem. He stopped and prayed at the altar to Our lady.
He left his sword behind and swapped his fine clothes for rags and shoes for sandals