Ignatian Year

The Ignatius story as drama

March 21, 2022

The Ignatius story as drama

Date: Monday 21 March 2022, 6.45 for 7.00pm (please note, registration for this event is now closed).

Venue: In person at London Jesuit Centre

In recent years, friends and members of the British province have independently produced three very different dramas exploring the character and experience of Ignatius and his journey of encounter with Christ. In this Ignatian anniversary year, the London Jesuit Centre is delighted to present an evening of conversation with some of the authors, actors and directors involved, as they discuss the challenge and the fascination of representing Ignatius’ transforming encounter with the divine for a modern audience. For more information click here.

You can read an article about this event on our Thinking Faith website here.

An audio recording of this event will be available shortly.

The script for Ignatius: The Knight Who Fell To His Knees, was written by Dutch Jesuit, Dries van der Akkar, who was unable to attend the panel discussion. But he had this to say:

"Ignatius discovered the presence of God in his life, which gave him great consolation. This is the essence of what has become known as Ignatius’ “conversion story”. But I don't like the word “conversion”. That is too moralistic a term. For me, it is a journey of discovery. Ignatius experienced intense emotions – desolation and consolation - and concluded that God was the source of his consolation. This became the guiding force in his life. I hope that the audience will find a sense of consolation in their own lives, and that they will discover (as Ignatius did) that this consolation is God’s love."

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