Category Archives: Ignatian Spirituality FAQs


What is Ignatian Spirituality?

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY Spirituality is a unified world view and way of life.  Christian Spirituality is believing and acting in accord with God’s self revelation in Christ.  But there are many ways of doing this, all faithful to the Gospels, but historically, psychologically, and culturally distinct. Ignatian Spirituality is rooted in...
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Who are the Jesuits?

THE JESUITS When they had finished their studies Ignatius and his companions decided to offer themselves to the Pope for whatever ministry he wished. They discerned that God was calling them to form a new religious order, the Society of Jesus.  Rather than committing themselves to a single work and...
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What are the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius?

THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES Ignatius wanted to share with other people the fruits of his experience of God, and made notes for himself to help him do this.  Those notes grew into a small book of directions called The Spiritual Exercises. It was intended to help the person who directed another...
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Who is St. Ignatius of Loyola?

ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA St. Ignatius was born in the Basque area of Spain in 1491. In his early life he pursued a worldly career as a courtier and soldier. At the age of 30 he was struck down by a cannon ball in the battle of Pamplona. During a year...
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