Feast of St Ignatius

The Feast of our founder St Ignatius is celebrated on 31st July by Jesuits and our friends all over the world.This year we invite you to honour the feast by joining 31 Days of St Ignatius – a series of 31 daily messages of Ignatian inspiration and reflection throughout July.And we will be looking at the legacy of St Ignatius in Britain by shining a spotlight on the many and varied Jesuit-led projects in social justice, pastoral ministry, education and spirituality.To ensure you don’...
Statue of St Ignatius
How was Ignatius of Loyola able to find God in all things? It was because he fell – and stayed – in love with God; and through the gift of the Spiritual Exercises, he helps us to do the same! Sr Jane Livesey, the General Superior of the Congregation of Jesus, celebrates the Feast of St Ignatius by thinking about how he loved Jesus and was inspired to ‘live the present with passion’, just as Pope Francis urges all those in consecrated life to do. When Pope Francis...
Robin Craig and the picture was taken a Wernersville Jesuit Spirituality Centre PA.
The Feast of St Ignatius Loyola on 31 July is being celebrated this year amid preparations for two other important commemorations: the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, and the bicentenary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus.  With these anniversaries in mind, Philip Endean SJ explores the martial imagery associated with the founder of the Jesuits: what is the appropriate response to the tradition of ‘Ignatius the soldier-saint’ in the modern age? St...

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