Posts Tagged ‘Ignatian spirituality’

Retreat to advance

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

If you are a pilgrim on a journey of faith, you have probably been on retreat. If you haven’t, then here is an attempt to describe what a retreat is, and what you can expect to gain from it. People who travel overseas know that when they return home they will be different. That also Read more

How to dig deep by praying the Examen

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Saint Ignatius of Loyola created the Examen to be a very short (“quarter of an hour”) prayer that can be prayed at any time that is most convenient. In the Examen, we review our recent past to find God and God’s blessings in daily life. We also look back to find moments in the day Read more

Ignatius and Islam

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

It’s a special time in the Islamic world, and in the Ignatian world, too. For the last month, Muslims have been celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, almsgiving, and praying over God’s revelation. For those at Jesuit institutions — schools, parishes, and organizations inhabiting the spirit of St. Ignatius of Loyola Read more

Here to flourish

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Stress, it seems, is everywhere. Terrible news about stabbings, shootings, and crashes. People agonising over healthcare, fretting about unemployment, troubled by tuition payments, mortgage payments, car payments or other costs. So many people, it seems, are labouring to be at peace, groping for stable ground, living for the weekends. So many people, even those with Read more

You want ME to pray for you? Day 19

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Not one prayer Marcia. Even though you asked me to pray for your pilgrimage to Santiago, not one dialogue with God has unfolded. No petitions have been sent heavenward asking for your safekeeping. Not even any candles lit on your behalf. My lack of proper praying hasn’t given rise to any guilt at all; just an engaged interest Read more

Signs of hope in Africa – Christian Life Community

Friday, September 14th, 2012

We hear so little positive news about the many and varied countries in Africa – most given the Catholic faith along with their subjugation by European powers intent on despoiling them. I want to redress the balance by sharing two stories from one of the poorest countries where Christian Life Community (CLC) is making a Read more

On the brink: how Ignatius can offer you care today

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

My favorite saint is St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose feast day is July 31. Born into a Spanish family in the Basque country in the northern part of Spain, Inigo had a conversion experience during his convalescence after a cannonball shattered his knee in a battle at Pamplona. His imagination, courage, valor and striving toward Read more