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Sitting with the Anima Christi Prayer

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 05:30

The Anima Christi prayer has been attributed to St. Ignatius Loyola, but it has ancient roots, having lived within the soul of the Christian community for many centuries. We can see why its phrases would be associated with Ignatius; it’s quite an incarnational prayer, connecting us to every aspect of Jesus the Christ—not merely his […]

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By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Read Tim Muldoon’s Living Against the Grain.

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Pope Francis Says… Posters

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 05:30

Decorate your space with the inspiring words of Pope Francis. Phrases encouraging joy, prayer, and sharing are paired with vibrant illustrations on a set of posters you can print for classroom walls or a child’s playroom. Words and images are from Pope Francis Says… and El Papa Francisco dice…, charming children’s books from Loyola Press. […]

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By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Read Tim Muldoon’s Living Against the Grain.

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Disappointing Photo

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:30

Through the window of our hotel room high above the streets, we could see it: The sun was setting, and it burned a gorgeous, brilliant orange, red, and yellow. I grabbed my camera and took a photo but was grievously disappointed by what I saw on the view screen: a little yellow dot—not even close. […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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Confronting a 2,000-Year-Old Challenge

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:30

Recently I came across one of my favorite passages in the Gospel of Mark, the Parable of the Rich Young Man. In Mark 10:21, we learn, “Jesus looked at him and loved him.” I love that line, because in these seven words I find hope for all of us imperfect people. “Jesus looked at him,” […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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Contemplative in Action

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 05:30

Ignatius has us consider how God dwells in everything, how God labors for us in all of creation, and how all good things and gifts come from God. If you come to experience the world in this way, then you are a contemplative in action—that is, one who finds God in all things. This Ignatian […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

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Men and Women for Others

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 05:30

It’s often said that people following an Ignatian path are working to become “men and women for others.” But what does that mean? The below episode of the Ignatian Way series explains. Other presentations in the complete series address themes of Ignatian prayer, decision making, and finding God in all things.

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

Click through to read the full article Men and Women for Others, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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Three Things I Learned About St. Ignatius While on Pilgrimage

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:30

This summer, I was gifted with the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage tracing the footsteps of St. Ignatius Loyola with a group of colleagues from my university. We traveled to Loyola, Spain—where Ignatius was born and had his conversion experience—Montserrat, Manresa, Barcelona, and Rome. The meaning of this experience is still unfolding, but there […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

Click through to read the full article Three Things I Learned About St. Ignatius While on Pilgrimage, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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Alfred Delp “Wrestled with God”

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:30

Seventy-five years ago on August 15, the feast of the Assumption, the Jesuit Alfred Delp was due to make his final vows in the Society of Jesus. Instead, he was enduring interrogation and torture at the hands of the Gestapo in the Moabit Prison in Berlin. “How I wrestled with God that night,” he wrote […]

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In Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney provides a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history.

Click through to read the full article Alfred Delp “Wrestled with God”, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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God’s To-Do List for Me

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 05:30

This story is inspired by Luke 10:38–42. Jesus comes into my kitchen. “How can I help you with the meal, Martha?” he asks kindly, coming over to where we stand. He places a hand on her forearm. “Jesus, I feel burdened by my to-do list,” she says, still chopping vegetables. “Some days are harder than […]

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Discover 10 habits for a better life (and world) with Chris Lowney’s Make Today Matter.

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Sharing a Moment with a Stranger on Vacation

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:30

Entering Westminster Abbey on vacation with my 10-year-old son, I overheard a man with an American accent ask, “Can we take photos?” “No, sorry, sir,” the docent apologized. I remembered being disappointed my last visit when I realized no photos were allowed. The man wore an Ohio State T-shirt and khaki shorts. With sunglasses perched […]

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Discover 10 habits for a better life (and world) with Chris Lowney’s Make Today Matter.

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An Extraordinarily Ordinary Day

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:30

The season’s heat calls for a slower pace. Some of my ministries take a summer break, giving me time to catch my breath and reorganize files, get started reading that stack of books on my shelf, and enjoy the long daylight hours. Just when I thought, “This is great, just a slow, ordinary day,” God […]

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Discover 10 habits for a better life (and world) with Chris Lowney’s Make Today Matter.

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Introducing Vacation to My Boys—and Embracing Vacation Anew Myself

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 05:30

A year ago, we had the unexpected gift of taking time off to go as a family to a resort hotel a little north of Houston. It was late July, and I expected it to be hot and miserable. After all, late July through September often is both hot and miserable in Texas. I was […]

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Go on a personal at-home prayer retreat with An Invitation to Love by William A. Barry, SJ.

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Words of Wisdom

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 05:30

What words of wisdom would you pass on to a younger person today? If you knew you weren’t going to be around much longer, how would that change—or would it change—what you said to others and how you said it? Which mistakes have you made that you would urge that young person not to make? […]

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Go on a personal at-home prayer retreat with An Invitation to Love by William A. Barry, SJ.

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10 Ways Ignatian Spirituality Supports a Busy Life

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 05:30

Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun continues throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Bookmark the calendar here. And we’re still “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality” by bringing you special content on our website and special offers from our sponsor, Loyola Press. Learn more here. There is […]

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Go on a personal at-home prayer retreat with An Invitation to Love by William A. Barry, SJ.

Click through to read the full article 10 Ways Ignatian Spirituality Supports a Busy Life, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

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Nine Ways to Fill Your Cup When You’re Running on Empty

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 05:30

Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun continues throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Bookmark the calendar here. And we’re still “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality” by bringing you special content on our website and special offers from our sponsor, Loyola Press. Learn more here. It can […]

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Join us July 1–31 for our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration.

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Four Weekend Ways to Find God

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 05:30

At the start of each week, we invite our Ignatian Spirituality Facebook community to share where they have encountered God in the weekend days. We highlight four recent responses below. Where have you encountered God on your day off? “In reconciling with someone.” —Derick Cooper “A boy came up to me on the beach. ‘Can […]

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Join us July 1–31 for our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration.

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Eight Examples of Consolation

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 05:30

Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun continues throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Bookmark the calendar here. And we’re still “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality” by bringing you special content on our website and special offers from our sponsor, Loyola Press. Learn more here. What do […]

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Join us July 1–31 for our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration.

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Seven Ways to Use the Imagination in Prayer

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:30

Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun continues throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Bookmark the calendar here. And we’re still “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality” by bringing you special content on our website and special offers from our sponsor, Loyola Press. Learn more here. We are […]

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Join us July 1–31 for our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration.

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Nine Ways to Find God in the Summertime

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:30

We asked Loyola Press authors and other friends of this blog to share with us how they have found God in the summertime. Enjoy their responses as we continue to celebrate 31 Days with St. Ignatius. Flowers “This year, summer has been cooler where I live, and the blossoms have lasted longer than usual. Every […]

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Join us July 1–31 for our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration.

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Six Fascinating Jesuits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:30

Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun continues throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Bookmark the calendar here. And we’re still “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality” by bringing you special content on our website and special offers from our sponsor, Loyola Press. Learn more here. If you’re […]

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Click through to read the full article Six Fascinating Jesuits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

Join us July 1–31 for our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration.

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