Ignatian Year

Spiritual Renewal Group Book Club

July 31, 2022

A book for prayer, reflection and conversation about our common future

To mark the Ignatian Year, the global leader of the Jesuits, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, has written a thought provoking book - Walking with Ignatius - which he hopes will promote and encourage an open conversation, creativity and discernment among Jesuits and Ignatian partners in mission (Jesuit lay staff, school governors, parishioners). The book talks about Fr General's vocation story, the state of the Society of Jesus today, and the basic four orientations for faith that promotes justice (called the Universal Apostolic Preferences):

  1. Showing the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment.
  2. Walking with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity had been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice.
  3. Accompanying young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.
  4. Collaborating, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God's Creation.

Suggested format of the book club meeting

• Begin with a moment of silence and a short prayer

• Watch the video for each chapter of the book (see below)

• Share with the group what speaks to you, or what you found interesting about the chapter

• Listen to what others have discovered from reading the chapter

• Take notes on what moves the whole group in session, reflect and discuss

Here are videos from Fr General introducing chapters from his book

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 1

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 2

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 3

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 4

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 5

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 6

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 7

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 8

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 9

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 10

Arturo Sosa SJ Walking with Ignatius episode 11

Photo by Alejandro Barba on Unsplash

If you wish to sign up for our book club, please contact Fr Ladislav Šulik SJ (see email below).

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