Local communities are encouraged to start their own Book Club during the Ignatian Year using the book written by Father General Arturo Sosa SJ Walking With Ignatius. The plan is to meet once per month, reflecting and discussing questions at the end of each chapter.SRGbookclub@jesuit.org.uk
Based on provided resources for both primary and secondary Jesuit pupils, they revisit Ignatius’ story. This is an invitation for students to enter the competition to express artistically the need for the world to change today or come up with new Ignatius portrait that depicts his personal email@example.com
A joint province reflection group brings together Jesuits from both Ireland and Britain online. They approach the book of Constitutions through the latest book written by Brian O’Leary SJ Unlocking A Treasure in order to deepen our individual and corporate understanding of the Constitutions.firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a one-day reflection online followed by a couple of prayer evenings online on November 16th & 30th. It is designed to look at our personal story and be changed through prayer and looking at the story of Ignatius in the key moments of his conversion. Course repeated on January 22nd 2022
A distinctive box of resources to explore the life of Saint Ignatius and to experience some of his prayer methods. Together with Audatious Ignatius book, the box serves as basis for Godly Play presentation of Ignatius Loyola.email@example.com
This five-week course focuses on the story of Ignatius of Loyola, as told by him in his Autobiography. The course aims to show how Ignatius’ story resonates with our experience of life. New dates for 2022: May 3rd / 10th / 17th / 24th / 31st
The Eco-retreat will guide us through the call to discern Ecological conversion using weekly themes on a prayer sheet with weekly online group sharing meetings of Jesuits and Partners in Mission between mid-October and mid-December 2021, with a second opportunity for others to make the retreat in the spring firstname.lastname@example.org
As a young man, Iñigo, as he was then known, was vainglorious. He took up dancing, fencing, gambling, duelling, and pursuing women. He was driven by a desire for fame.
At the Battle of Pamplona in 1521, Iñigo’s dream came to a shattering end when he was horrifically injured by a cannonball. He barely survived, enduring months of torturous surgeries without any form of anaesthetic. While convalescing, he had a spiritual awakening which would change him forever, and indeed the world.
The story of Iñigo’s conversion and journey to sainthood serves as an example for all time. It begins in a moment of terrible crisis, but ultimately leads to a lifetime of profound self-knowledge.
We will be celebrating this journey through events, activities, exhibitions, blogs, and a sense of unity in Christ (all the details will be here on this page). We hope you will join us and find something in yourself along the way.
Put simply, we would like to invite you all to have a conversion experience. This does not necessarily have to be religious experience, although we believe knowing Christ is a path worth taking, especially in these difficult times.
The world has been shaken by Covid and other traumas. St Ignatius lived in equally challenging times – a time of war, upheaval, plague, and poverty. After a period of reflection and spiritual renewal, he went forth and changed things. He famously said: “He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself.” Perhaps his example can ignite something in you?
Pope Francis had this to say about the conversion experience:
“Let yourself be pulled along, shaken up, challenged. Maybe it’ll be through a group of people you’ve heard about on the news, or that you know about in your neighbourhood, whose story has moved you. When you feel the twitch, stop and pray. Read the Gospel. Or just create space inside yourself to listen. Open yourself ... decentre ... transcend. And then act. Call up, go visit, offer your service. Say you don’t have a clue what they do, but maybe you can help. Say you’d like to be part of a different world, and you thought this might be a good place to start.”
Check this page regularly to keep up to date about events and activities.
To understand the significance of The Ignatian Year from a Jesuit perspective, please read this article by David Birchall SJ,:
Five hundred Years of Conversion: 1521-2021, published in The Pastoral Review, Vol 17, Issue 4 (October/November/December 2021), pg. 56-59.