Ignatian spirituality

Photo of Amsterdam
A recent endeavour saw 100 Jesuits sent out in small groups on ‘experiments’ across North West Europe to engage in different aspects of the Society of Jesus’s ministry. Jim Corkery and three of his Jesuit brothers found themselves in Amsterdam, where they experienced the graces of community life in a new way and found God at work everywhere, from a Jesuit church to the red light district! This summer over 100 Jesuits, aged 65 or under, were invited to come together to...
Statue of St Ignatius
How was Ignatius of Loyola able to find God in all things? It was because he fell – and stayed – in love with God; and through the gift of the Spiritual Exercises, he helps us to do the same! Sr Jane Livesey, the General Superior of the Congregation of Jesus, celebrates the Feast of St Ignatius by thinking about how he loved Jesus and was inspired to ‘live the present with passion’, just as Pope Francis urges all those in consecrated life to do. When Pope Francis...
Corpus Christi, Boscombe
Final preparations are being made at the busy Corpus Christi parish in Boscombe for the Hearts on Fire parish mission week which begins this Saturday 25 July and is part of the interprovincial summer “experiment” which sees Jesuits from the four North West Europe provinces collaborating in teams.Fr Tony Horan SJ has previously reported on how the Hearts on Fire mission was established. The final programme can be read here.There is a strong focus on spirituality for children and young people....
In this latest issue of The Way you will find:Jane Kopas, on St Francis and Social Justice.Robert R. Marsh, on gifts and giving in the Contemplatio.Hung Trung Pham, on immigrant spirituality.Robert E. Doud, on the poetry of Thomas Traherne.George B. Wilson, on spirituality and organizational policy.Johannes Hoff, on contemplation and the nature of being.Meredith Secomb, on vocation in the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar.Carolyn Chau, on two ecumenical communities and their work for peace.To see...
The Summer 2015 edition of Jesuits and Friends takes us from the devastation faced by remote communities in Nepal to the serenity of the North Wales countryside; and from the celebrations surrounding the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero to the streets of South Africa, where post-apartheid democracy is still to be realised.From Kathmandu, Fr Jomon Jose SJ describes the events of 25 April when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The Jesuits in the country immediately launched a...
Frozen
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.Our series on children’s films wouldn’t be complete without the highest-grossing animation of all time – if you haven’t seen Frozen, where have you been?! Frances Murphy thinks that Anna and Elsa’s story illustrates our next Beatitude on Film and is also the perfect tool to introduce its captive young audience to Ignatian discernment. This is not the only Beatitude to have its wisdom somewhat clouded with...
St Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus - the Jesuits - in 1540. Today there are over 18,000 priests and brothers present in more than 100 countries.One of the 18,000 just so happens to be our current Holy Father, Pope Francis. His heart for social justice, deep prayer and inspirational teaching in some ways makes him a typical Jesuit.So who can tell us more about St Ignatius and his teaching? How can we learn from Ignatian Spirituality to deepen our own prayer by having that...
Rehearsals for Inigo
A new play about the life of St Ignatius Loyola opens tonight in London. Thinking Faith’s Editor spoke to Jonathan Moore, writer and director of Iñigo, about the man he is putting on stage and his experience of doing so.  From raucous Basque courtier to the focused, prayerful compiler of the Spiritual Exercises – how does Ignatius’s life story lend itself to dramatic interpretation?‘Imagination will take you to a greater truth than academia’. According to...
God Always Greater: The January edition of The Way is now available.  Follow this link to order your copyContentsRobert E. Doud - Coziness and Challenge in St Paul’s Letter to the RomansVolumes have been written on the letter St Paul wrote to the Church in Rome, but few have found reading it, as Robert Doud does here, a cosy experience. Nevertheless, he makes a good case for ways in which he was also challenged by the letter as he pondered it during his novitiate, and in which we...

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