St Ignatius
Catholic Unit Study

St Ignatius, homeschooling unit studies

St Ignatius and the Renaissance Era is a four week unit study that covers the life of this saint who founded the Society of Jesus (or the Jesuits as they are more commonly known) and the time period in history known as the Renaissance Era.

In addition to covering the life of St. Ignatius, this unit study leads you to other famous people, places and events that lived and occurred during this time period. Some of the other topics covered include:

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Hernan Cortes
  • Astronomy topics and the astrolabe
  • The Printing Press
  • Our Lady of Guadualupe and much, much more!

During the St Ignatius unit study the students will tackle activities and assignments in:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Science
  • Vocabulary
  • Art and Music
  • Religion
  • As well as read aloud books and ideas for a unit study wrap-up party

Here is a sample page from Week 1 Day 3:


Do an online search for the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat. What is the other name for Our Lady here? Find out the history of Our Lady of Montserrat. St Ignatius needed to make a break with his old way of life so he gave away his good clothing to a poor person. Go through your toys/clothing and find something that at one time meant a lot to you (or that you really liked) and give it away to the poor. St Ignatius wanted to do a vigil of the armor before beginning his journey to Jerusalem. Go to, or set up in your home, an altar to Our Lady and say some prayers there for the journey of your life.


Continue your research on Cortes. Make a map that shows where he traveled to and what parts of Mexico he conquered.


On page 37 of the book it describes St. Ignatius’ clothing – both his old and his new. Even if you aren’t a good drawer, draw and color a picture of what St. Ignatius would have looked like in his fancy clothes and then in his new clothing. Use the description to guide you.

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