Saint Ignatius was a soldier who was injured in battle and was limited to resting in bed. A family member lent him a book about Saints to read while in bed. Upon recovery, he devoted himself to the Faith. He is the founder of the Society of Jesus. St. Ignatius of Loyola is the Patron Saint for Soldiers. Memorial: July 31. Heavenly Divine sells a large variety of quality patron saint jewelry and gifts for your spiritual and inspirational gift giving. Catholic religious patron saint medals and necklaces come in pewter, sterling silver, gold-fill, silver-filled, gold over sterling, 14kt gold and are available in various sizes. All medals are made in the USA or Italy by Bliss Manufacture, Creed Jewelry, HMH Religious, Jeweled Cross, McVan Inc., and Singer Company.