This unique depiction of The Vision at La Storta depicts the Father, the Son with His cross, and the Holy Spirit together. The “Vision at La Storta” is considered by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) to be the foundation of the Ignatian charism in the Catholic Church. All Jesuits and loyal companions of Saint Ignatius of Loyola desire like him to be “placed with Christ” by the Father, as happened to Saint Ignatius at La Storta.
The Vision at La Storta – Solid Bronze from Germany
The Vision at La Storta is 11.2 inches x 10.4 x 2.8 inches. This finely-detailed solid bronze art piece will stand up to the ravages of time and the weather’s worst in heat, cold or damp. Designed and forged in a workshop and foundry in Germany, this piece can be hung indoors or out.
The Vision at La Storta – Birthplace of the Society of Jesus
Placed in the company of Jesus
. . .Ignatius’ experience of union with God is concretely mediated by Jesus Christ, the Son sent into the world in service of God’s reign. The grace of Manresa achieves a specifically christological focus and depth in the vision of La Storta. To seek and find God in all things is fundamentally an attitude driven by a desire to serve, to place one’s life at the disposal of the God who labours for us in the world. Jesus is the concrete revelation of what God is doing in the world and what God intends to accomplish. In La Storta, outside of Rome, in 1537, some fifteen years after Manresa, Ignatius stopped with Lainez and Favre. While he was praying in a small chapel, he tells us that ‘he experienced such a change in his soul, and saw So clearly that God the Father had placed him with His Son Christ his mind could not doubt that God the Father had indeed placed him with His Son’ (Autobiography, no 96). From Lainez we learn that Ignatius felt God promising to be propitious for them in Rome and that he saw ‘Christ with his cross on his shoulder, and together with him the Father, who was telling him: “I want you to serve us”… It was at La Storta that Ignatius found confirmation of the entire movement which began in Manresa, and here was born Ignatius’ conviction about the name the companions should take: the Society of Jesus. As [Fr. Pedro] Arrupe notes, Ignatius’ “most trustworthy contemporaries were unshakably sure that the Society was born at La Storta”.
— John R. Sachs, S.J., “Ignatian Mysticism”, The Way