Here is my post for the Evangelium Institute Blog on the Memorial of St. Peter Canisius.

Do you think things are bad today in the Church? Wait until you hear about the life of St. Peter Canisius.

Born in 1521 in Holland, Peter was attracted right away to the study of theology. The Protestant Reformation had already begun, and though drawn intellectually to the many theological debates of the time, Peter was a deeply spiritual man who, during a retreat with St. Peter Favre, the first disciple of St. Ignatius Loyola, heard the call of Jesus to follow him and join the Jesuits.

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