Related links on Ignatian Spirituality

 

1. Getting Started with Ignatian Spirituality


Where Can I Find God?
Ignatian spirituality is rooted in the conviction that God is active, personal, and-above all-present to us.

How Can I Pray?
Overview of the Examen, a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day.

10 Elements of Ignatian Spirituality
An overview of its unique insights, attributes, and history.

God Calls, We Respond
By David L. Fleming, SJ
God calls. We respond. It is the fundamental dynamic of the spiritual life.

YouTube: God in All Things
"The key insight of Ignatius Loyola is that we can find God in all things."

10 Characteristics of Ignatian Spirituality
By Paul Brian Campbell, SJ
A brief listing of the major characteristics of Ignatian spirituality, as written by the People for Others blogger.

6 Characteristics of Ignatian Spirituality
By George W. Traub, SJ
A career Jesuit educator lists the highlights of Ignatian spirituality for students and colleagues.

An Overview of Ignatian Spirituality (PDF of a pamphlet; 122 KB)
By Charles J. Jackson, SJ
Ignatian spirituality can be described as an active attentiveness to God joined with a prompt responsiveness to God, who is ever active in our lives.

St. Ignatius Loyola
Biographies and other resources for learning about Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits and the namesake for Ignatian spirituality.

2. Beyond the Basics of Ignatian Spirituality


A Spirituality of Action

By Monika K. Hellwig
A focus on action is an important characteristic of Ignatian spirituality.

Do You Speak Ignatian?
By George W. Traub, SJ
From "A.M.D.G." to "Xavier, Francis"-a glossary of terms used in Ignatian and Jesuit circles.

4 Ways of Helping People
By Howard Gray, SJ
Educator, writer, and popular speaker Howard Gray describes how Ignatius came upon the central insight of his spiritual way.

Ignatius' 3-Part Vision
By David L. Fleming, SJ
Spiritual director David Fleming describes Ignatius Loyola's vision of life, work, and love.

YouTube: Magis
"Magis," Latin for "more," is a key concept in Ignatian spirituality.

Ignatius's Method for Letting God Shine through Life's Realities
By Howard Gray, SJ
Ignatius Loyola's method for finding God in all things is based on attention, reverence, and devotion.

Ignatian Spirituality
By Pinard De La Boullaye
In this detailed survey of Ignatian spirituality, Pinard De La Boullaye traces Ignatius of Loyola's spiritual development from his conversion to the writing of the Spiritual Exercises and the Constitutions. He demonstrates how Ignatius' approach to a disciplined spiritual life has helped Christians fruitfully to balance the needs of their personal development with the demands of their ministry.

Why Young Adults Need Ignatian Spirituality
By Tim Muldoon
Five elements of Ignatian spirituality that especially appeal to young people seeking to grow in faith.



3. 
For those with an advanced level of understanding of Ignatian Spirituality


Ignatius Challenges Young People
 (PDF; 80 KB)
By Christine Rossi
A young adult's account of her spiritual awakening through an encounter with Ignatian spirituality on a university campus.

"Here I Am": Ignatian Ways of Serving (PDF; 70 KB)
By David L. Fleming, SJ
The richness of Ignatian service: "To follow is to serve, to be available is to serve, to believe and to trust is to serve, to accompany is to serve, to forgive and to be compassionate is to serve, and to celebrate the Eucharist is to serve."

How the Jesuits Got So Worldly
By John O'Malley, SJ
The roots of Jesuit "worldliness" lie in the Society's commitment to works of mercy and promotion of the common good.

Searching for Meaning Today: An Ignatian Contribution (PDF)
By Brian O'Leary, SJ
In this 2005 article from the Review of Ignatian Spirituality, O'Leary brings the 16th century Ignatian experience and insight into dialogue with our postmodern search for meaning. The article is best suited to those already at an advanced level of knowledge about Ignatian spirituality.

The Jesuit/Ignatian Charism: A Personal Synthesis and Tribute to Fr. P. Arrupe (PDF)
By Herbert Alphonso, SJ
Alphonso summarizes Ignatius's insights of what it means to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and others as found in the Spiritual Exercises and the Constitutions. He then shows that the experience of God as God for Jesus, Ignatius, and Pedro Arrupe is that "inner freedom" characterized by "freedom from" all forms of selfishness, in order to be "free for" God and in God, for others.

 

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