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Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatian spirituality focuses on the insights and teachings of St Ignatius Loyola. (1491 – July 31, 1556) the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). His spirituality is primarily embodied and passed on through his Spiritual Exercises. This is normally experienced as a thirty-day silent retreat made individually under the guidance of a spiritual… Continue Reading

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Resources for 17th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 17th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may put God at the heart of our lives] Pause O God, [or Living God] the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; enfold us in your gracious care and mercy, that with you to govern and to guide us… Continue Reading

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Run, Mary! Run!

Run, Mary! Run!

Virgem Maria correndo para Jesus NOSSA SENHORA CORRENDO? Sim! Pois grande é sua alegria ao ver o Filho ressuscitado! Isso acontece na ocasião da Páscoa, em uma festividade na cidade italiana de Sulmona. Quando ela avista Jesus ao longe, seu manto negro de luto cai, e 12 pombas se põe a voar. Essa é uma… Continue Reading

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Saint Ignatius Loyola

Saint Ignatius Loyola

As part of my recent walking of the Camino, I stopped and prayed at the place in Pamplona where Ignatius Loyola was wounded – this was the beginning of his conversion from ostentatious knight to close follower of Jesus. My photo (above) shows the statue in Pamplona of the event. Diagonally across the street is… Continue Reading

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Our Father

Our Father

Saint Ignatius Loyola (ca. October 23, 1491 – July 31, 1556) teaches a method of prayer in which one starts with the first word of the Lord’s Prayer, mulling over it, meditating on it, approaching it in the sense of lectio divina, resting in God’s presence with it, and then in time moving on to… Continue Reading

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The Examen of Saint Ignatius

The Examen of Saint Ignatius

Of the various prayer exercises and styles that Saint Ignatius Loyola collated, “The Examen” was one that he did not want people to omit. This was to be a daily practice, a discipline to help find God in our ordinary daily lives. Here is another way that it has been expressed: This is a prayer… Continue Reading

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