Ignatian spirituality

Sacred Heart Edge Hill, Credit Michael Button via Flickr
An expert team of spiritual directors is landing in Wimbledon in two weeks to deliver a week of guided prayer or “retreat in daily life” to the community of Sacred Heart parish and Wimbledon College.  Also joining the retreat will be staff from Jesuit Missions and students from Heythrop College.The Jesuits founded Sacred Heart parish in 1887 and Wimbledon College in 1892.  Although they left the parish in 2012, there remain three Jesuit houses on Edge Hill, one of which is...
The Way
Prayer at depth: The new year 2017 edition of The Way is published today.In this issue:Peter Edmonds SJ, on the Gospel of Mark.You can download this article for free Teresa White, on the consolation of poetry.Tibor Bartók, on the mysticism of Louis Lallemant.Rossano Zas Friz de Col, on the experience of Christian life in different denominations.Walter Fabri, on praying with art and other images.Karen Howard, on Taizé and contemplative prayer.Louis Roy, on the mysticism of Meister Eckhart....
O Rex Gentium
 Antiphons. They’re the lines you say before and after the psalms during morning and evening prayer, aren’t they? In the case of the O Antiphons, they also find expression in daily Mass in the days leading up to Christmas, and in the hymn ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’.The liturgical context is all well and good, but how do you pray with an antiphon? We know how to recite them, how to sing them, but there must be a way for us to make them more personal, to draw food for...
Ruth shares her experience of a week of guided prayer retreat run by the Jesuits at her parish.“I decided to do the Week of Guided Prayer after hearing about it at mass one Sunday evening. It was one of the most important decisions I have ever made. During and after the week I was so free of anything that troubled me before, everything was clear and I felt nothing but joy all the time, it was incredible! I learned how I can find God in all things, which brings so much more meaning to these...
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The Autumn edition of The Way spirituality journal is out nowThere is a range of interesting content in the current special edition of the The Way: The Spirit of Europe Today which focuses on Europe and the spirituality of Brexit.  Order your copy here. Frank Turner SJ  The Role of Europe in the Last Three PapaciesIn Francis, Benedict XVI and John-Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has experienced three very different Popes. Each, though, has spoken repeatedly about the...
Loyola hall
The Jesuits in Britain have this week put the former retreat house Loyola Hall on the market.The Grade II listed country house in Rainhill, South of St Helens, was built by businessman Bartholomew Bretherton in 1824.  The house and  17.2 acres of grounds were sold to the Jesuits in 1923 and  used as an Ignatian retreat centre until 2014.  The decision to close Loyola Hall was taken in the light of the reduced number of Jesuits available to operate large institutions. ...
A JourneyOn Ash Wednesday, 2006, Pray As You Go set out with a mission to help commuters meet with God on their journey into work. Armed with music and the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, creator Fr Peter Scally SJ established one of Jesuits in Britain’s most successful ministries. 10 years on, Pray As You Go helps people all over the world not only with their journeys into work, but also on their journeys of faith.The daily 10 minute podcasts – of scripture readings,...
No one else possesses my world, which i can see from my unique point of view
Pathways to God‘Pathways to God’ is our new website bringing together different aspects of Ignatian spirituality in a single location. Visitors to the website will be able to access the latest news and content from our three centres: Mount Street Jesuit Centre, St Beuno’s Residential retreat centre and Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow, as well as resources tailored to developing a deeper relationship with God.A section of the website is devoted to enhancing your personal...
View of St Joseph's Mossley where the week of guided prayer took place last week
For this Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Jesuit spirituality team is undertaking  weeks of guided prayer in 20 Salford parishes.“This initiative is a wonder-ful example of collaboration,  encouraging the gifts of Jesuits and lay people to work together for the greatest good” says Fr Simon Bishop SJ, Director of Spirituality for the Jesuits in Britain.This ambitious project had its source and inspiration in a week of guided prayer (WGP) led by Fr Tim Byron SJ, senior chaplain at...
It is Holy Week – the week in which we re-live in our prayers the journey Jesus made from Jerusalem to his crucifixion on Calvary and his resurrection.We have produced eight conversations for Holy week to take you back to those tense and frightening days in Jerusalem and place you alongside the apostles as they try to make sense of the political and mystical forces at work in what is happening to them, to Jesus their Lord, and to the people of God.Listen to the other episodes >>When...

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