JESUIT & IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY

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Ignatian Spirituality

IgnatianSpirituality.com is a service of Loyola Press, a ministry of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world. IgnatianSpirituality.com serves all audiences—the curious, the knowledgeable, and the expert.

Jesuit Prayer        

Ignatian spirituality reminds us that God pursues us in the routines of our home and work life, and in the hopes and fears of life's challenges. The founder of the Jesuits, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, created the Spiritual Exercises to deepen our relationship with Christ and to move our contemplation into service. May this prayer site anchor your day and strengthen your resolve to remember what truly matters.

Prayer Windows   

This site presents an internet gallery that uses paintings to display a way to pray in a creative manner. The artist, Bob Gilroy SJ, uses creativity to express feelings and communicate with God. Directions are provided so viewers can learn how to see God reflected in their own lives through the arts.

Sacred Space    

Sacred Space: Your daily prayer online. They invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day, praying here and now, as you visit their website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.

Daily Reflection Calendar        

Hosted by Creighton University: A Jesuit Catholic University in Omaha , this site posts many and varied resources. Perhaps the one resource unique to them is The Daily Reflection where they have asked Creighton faculty, staff and administrators to reflect upon the daily readings each day.

Christian Life Communities        

The CLC is an international association of lay Christians who have adopted an Ignatian model of spiritual life. The ‘Community’ of over 25,000 members is present in over sixty countries around the world. Theydraws their inspiration from the teachings of Ignatius of Loyola, and receives spiritual guidance from the Jesuits. The experience of making the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius is foundational to the members of CLC, not simply as a retreat but as a way of life. Members are encouraged to adhere to a lifestyle which is gospel-based and simple, to serve the poor and to integrate contemplation and action.

Saint Joseph Center   

The St. Joseph's Center for Spirituality, located in Clarence NY, offers a two-year Spiritual Direction Training and Formation Program for those called to the ministry of Spiritual Direction. They also offer enriching Saturday morning programs at the Center as well asparishes in the Western New York area. Their staff ministers to individuals through one-on-one and group spiritual direction, referrals and retreats.

 

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