Luis Gonzalez S.J.

Luis Gonzalez was an early Jesuit who personally knew the Jesuits’ founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola.  It was St. Ignatius who selected Gonzalez as the one to whom he would entrust with the writing of his memoires.  From 1553 to 1955, the year prior to the saint’s death, Ignatius spent a great deal of time with Gonzalez recounting the details of his life and spiritual journey.  Gonzalez tells the story in the third person, but was scrupulously faithful, he says, in telling the story just as he heard it from the lips of Ignatius himself.