Ignatian spirituality

Pope Francis has said, ‘Today the Church needs to grow in discernment, in the ability to discern.’ His reforms are motivated by a desire for a more discerning Church, whether at the level of the bishops’ synods, in the local Church, or in the pastoral accompaniment of individual Christians. Above all, he has emphasised that the faithful ‘are capable of carrying out their own discernment in complex situations’.About sixty people gathered at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales...
St Paul's Bookshop in High Street Kensington was packed last Monday, for the launch of Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ's new book: 'The Way of Ignatius - A Prayerful Journey Through Lent', published by SPCK.An audio adaptation of the text will be heard throughout Lent on the online prayer app and website Pray As You Go, a production by Jesuit Media Initiatives in which Sr Gemma is regularly involved. Born as a collaboration with Sacred Space, the 2019 Lent retreat will follow the book in its exploration...
Walking together with Jesus
For Lent, the Jesuits in Britain invite you to share a spiritual journey with others. Building on the success of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow's Lent Retreat in 2018, the 2019 retreat ‘Walking together with Jesus’ will explore different ways of praying, modelled on Ignatian Spirituality. There will be the choice of three different pathways to live in this time of preparation, encouraging, in particular, a fruitful shared experience.The first option is to join a face to face weekly...
From January 22nd to 25th almost a hundred chaplains and pastoral coordinators involved in Jesuit secondary education - from 17 countries from all over Europe and as far as Albania, Egypt and Russia - gathered in Manresa for a JECSE (Jesuit European Committee for Secondary Education) Pastoral Conference.‘(How) can we talk about Jesus in the multi-convictional context of Jesuit education in Europe today?’ was the main question for this conference, repeating and deepening the important theme of...
A new edition of The Way Spirituality Journal is availableMEANING IN LIGHT AND DARKNESSContentsRob Culhane - Living with Anxiety, Medication and PrayerIt is perhaps not surprising that drugs prescribed to mitigate the effects of anxiety will affect the life of prayer. It is less clear, however, what will actually happen in practice. In a frank and open article, Rob Culhane, an Anglican priest working in Australia, describes how his own ministry and spirituality were influenced by the...
God continues to call young people today to discover that it is possible to live a consecrated life. This year 42 young people knocked on the doors of ten Jesuit novitiates in Europe.Each one of them has followed a different journey, some have known the Society of Jesus since childhood in Jesuit schools and churches, others have collaborated with social and pastoral works, and others have simply approached the Society in the different provinces from their web pages.However, all of them have in...
The first of September was the World day of Prayer for Creation. From September 1st to October 4th, Christians from around the world are uniting to pray for creation.Pope Francis says in Laudato Si: "we are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”Jesuit Missions strives to put care of creation at the forefront of all that we do. As the changing climate is causing more climate...
The Irish Jesuits organised a ‘Faith in the Modern World’ retreat for young people from all over Europe in preparation for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland at Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, Dublin from 20 to 26 August 2018.The initiative helped the retreatants to discern how to follow the call to live a Christ-like life in an Ignatian way and in line with the papacy.Along with Irish Jesuits, presenters came from St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in...
The spirituality centre at the cave of St Ignatius at Manresa in Spain is organising its ninth annual "Ignatian immersion course".This course, which is conducted in English, includes an 8-day individually-guided retreat. Participants will study the Autobiography and the Deliberation of the First Fathers, among other texts, and end by considering ways in which Ignatian spirituality can be more fully integrated into their own everyday lives and missions.Further details, and how to apply, can be...
Inspired by the Spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola
"Living our GIFT...sharing our JOY"The Grace"We desire deeper understanding and commitment in living the gift of Christian Life Community in the world today"Inspired by St Ignatius Loyola and his Spiritual Exercises, CLC is a lay organisation, a world community of small groups of 4-10 people, helping members from all walks of life to integrate prayer and action in daily life, to respond more fully to God's loving desire for them. Learn more about CLC here or get in contact via email: info@...

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