Asteroid 3562, Ignatius, was discovered on January 8, 1984 by Joe F. Wagner at the Anderson Mesa unit of Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona. It has a period of 3 years, 211 days.

It was named in honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556; born ═˝igo Lˇpez de Loyola), a Spanish priest and theologian who founded the Society of Jesus, an order of Catholic monks better known as the Jesuits.

St. Ignatius of Loyola by Peter Paul Rubens (1622)

The astrological meaning of asteroid Ignatius seems to be:ardor, zeal, lust, fanaticism, ruthlessness.

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