Ignatian Spirituality

 I recently had the privilege of attending a course at St Beuno’s Retreat Centre in Northern Wales, exploring ideas around what it means to live and work "in an Ignatian way".I only discovered (or did I get discovered by..?) Ignatius and his spiritual legacy in the last five years or so, but I have found it resonates deeply with my lived experience. It has empowered me in this faith life journey I am travelling and I thank God that this man, living 500 years ago, stuck in a bed with only...
Michelle Ellison, parishioner at Corpus Christi Boscombe, reflects on finding a deeper spirituality amidst a busy family life,as the parish prepares for its Hearts on Fire mission week in July.Corpus Christi parish is situated in the heart of a very diverse multi-cultural community in the beautiful sea side resort of Bournemouth. Surrounding our parish are schools serving many of the local families from various cultural backgrounds.  Thus, we have gravitating towards the parish,  a...
With just under 12 months to go before the official preparations for Magis 2016 get underway in Poland, the Jesuits are appealing for prayers - and funds - to support the event. Magis is a meeting of young people (aged 18 to 30) from all over the world who are interested in Ignatian spirituality. The programme offers an opportunity to share a unique experience at three distinct levels: individual growth, relationships with God and others, and intercultural dialogue.Magis dates back to 1997,...
Take time to pause for prayerful reflection and place your year ahead into the hands of God. Prayerfully consider what God might be inviting you to at this time of a new beginning. There will be some input, times of guided prayer, and silent prayer as well as the opportunity for one to one spiritual direction if desired.The retreat will be led by Lynne Galloway.Please follow the link to make a reservation.    If you feel you would like to speak with a spiritual director please make...
Gerry W Hughes
In his final months, Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ (who died on 4 November 2014) wrote a series of blog posts on Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation. Here we publish extracts from them - his final thoughts in his own words.For whom these words addressed: To anyone who is actively involved in working for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, irrespective of their religious affiliations or lack of them.Why are you doing this?  Because I believe that what I have experienced and am...
The Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow is offering a non-residential individually-guided weekend retreat in November. This is an ideal opportunity to try a short retreat.There will be some input on the theme ‘Prayer in a Busy Life’ with suggestions from scripture and from the tradition of prayer associated with St Ignatius Loyola. We will try to retain an atmosphere of quiet within the Centre during the days of this retreat. There will be space for quiet and creative reflection...
Video of hJ7W5ldFqFM Five Tips for Catholic FreshersThe first weeks of Uni will probably be the most exciting times you’ll ever experience. They can also be some of the most stressful. This is true especially for those who’ve been observing their Catholic faith before coming to Uni. You might feel anxious that you will be pressured to move away from your faith. If you feel you want to continue to be a Catholic when you begin at University, or maybe to explore your...
Enjoying the experience of directing a long retreat,  30-days of silence, following the Spiritual Exercises, in North Wales.  I am with 6 other ‘youngish’ Jesuits of my generation, so as well as accompanying people through the 4 weeks it is great to discuss the dynamics with them (whilst respecting the confidentiality).  We have just spent a few days with the ‘Principle and Foundation’ a consideration that Ignatius gives us before we enter the retreat....
As Jesuits throughout the world prepare to celebrate the Feast of St Ignatius Loyola on Thursday (31 July), the team at the Centre of Spirituality at the Cave of St Ignatius in Manresa (Spain) have issued details of a six week course entitled The Ignatian Charism For The World Of Today. Geared to the broad Ignatian family (Jesuits, members of other religious institutes and lay people), it will run from the middle of April until the end of May 2015.The course will start by looking at the...

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