BBC explores Ignatian Spirituality (come and try it for yourself)

September 27, 2021

Explore Ignatian Spirituality with us.

Beyond Belief is a BBC Radio 4 series which explores the place and nature of faith in today’s world. In this episode, special guests discuss the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola (1491 – 1556), founder of the Society of Jesus, more commonly known as 'Jesuits'.

St Ignatius is best known for his Spiritual Exercises, which is one of the world’s most influential books of prayer, meditation, and contemplation. The exercises take 30 days and must be done in silence and solitude. Every Jesuit must undergo the exercises twice during their formation. Lay people can also do retreats based on the exercises (check out the link below for more details).

One of the guests on Beyond Belief is Ruth Holgate, Director of St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre. In her opening remarks, Ruth said:

"Ignatian Spirituality gives me a way of integrating my Christian faith - my belief and trust in God - with all the many varied and somewhat messy aspects of my life, so nothing is outside of that relationship."

You can listen to the full episode of Beyond Belief by clicking here

For more information about St Beuno's and the spirituality retreats they offer please click here  

Some Synod Scenarios: A View from the Amazon

September 14, 2021

Watch the first in this series of talks from the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre on Synodality.

Hear a Jesuit take on climate change

October 11, 2021

A French Jesuit living with us in London helps unpack some of the ideas in Laudato Si'

Would you like to lead a group this Lent?

January 12, 2022

We are running our popular online Lent Retreat again this year and we are looking for group leaders.

Young people invited to build an economy that works for all

September 24, 2021

Inspired by Pope Francis’ message to give a soul to the economy of tomorrow, join the movement.