|Goya depicted him exorcising demons -- cool!|
|I can never resist a mug shot.|
After his eight kids were grown and his wife died, he followed his good friend Ignatius of Loyola into the new Society of Jesus (Jesuits) that Ignatius had founded. He rose quickly in responsibility, having gotten in virtually at the beginning. First he was director of the missions to the East and West Indies. Then he became Commissary-General of the Jesuits in Spain, then General of the Jesuits (all of them). He expanded the missionary program, sending folks to Florida, New Spain, and Peru, but at the same time made changes to preserve the spiritual growth of the missionaries themselves (e.g. daily meditations). He was tight with the top men in the Church at the time, and though he never wore the papal cap himself, he eclipsed his great-grandfather's infamy with his own service to the Church.