Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Enjoying the life among royals as an apprentice in Spain, Ignatius eventually went to war seeking more glory and fame. A serious cannonball injury left him recuperating in a hospital. During that time, Ignatius read a copy of the life of Christ and a book on the saints. His experiences of faith inspired his famous “Spiritual Exercises” and ultimately a new religious order called The Society of Jesus, or Jesuits.