Ignatius loved the glamour of life at the Spanish royal court. He went to war to win glory until a cannonball left him immobilized. While recuperating, Ignatius readThe Life of Christand a book on the saints. He was radically changed. He began living a prayerful and penitential life. Eventually, Ignatius developed the famousSpiritual Exercisesand founded a new religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).