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Spanish bishops on the Ignatian Year

Spanish bishops on the Ignatian Year

The bishops of the dioceses through which the “Ignatian Way” passes, from San Sebastian to Manresa, have written a Pastoral Letter to help the faithful have a rich spiritual experience of the Fifth Centenary of the wound and subsequent conversion of St. Ignatius of...

Saint Ignatius and the Eucharist

Saint Ignatius and the Eucharist

During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on the importance of the Eucharist for St. Ignatius. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 1985...

Conference: Creative Fidelity

Conference: Creative Fidelity

On the occasion of the Ignatian Year, Lassalle Haus in Switzerland is organising a conference on Ignatian spirituality from 21 to 24 October 2021. The title is: Creative Fidelity – The spirituality of the Ignatian Exercises and its significance for ecumenism and...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 1

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 1

Video series from Fr General   Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. Fr General will publish a video each month during the Ignatian Year as a companion to his book Walking with Ignatius. You are invited to...

The Montmartre Vow and the Body of Christ

The Montmartre Vow and the Body of Christ

During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on the vow at Montmartre on 15 August 1534 and the Body of Christ. Church of the Gesù, July...

Saint Ignatius’ Last Day

Saint Ignatius’ Last Day

During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on the last day of St. Ignatius. Church of Saint Ignatius, Rome, July 31st 1996 Today, as we...

Saint Ignatius, Jesus’ Companion

Saint Ignatius, Jesus’ Companion

During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on Ignatius' companionship with Jesus. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 2003 Celebrating...

Personal Love for Christ

Personal Love for Christ

During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on Ignatius' personal love for Christ. Church of Saint Ignatius, Rome, July 31st 1997 In this...

From self-centred to God-centred

From self-centred to God-centred

In the context of the Ignatian Year, a thoughtful reflection on St. Ignatius and his spiritual life journey.   Was St. Ignatius a spiritual man? A saintly or holy man? A deeply God-fearing, prayerful man? Certainly not at least for the first 26 years of his life....

Saint Ignatius and Active Love

Saint Ignatius and Active Love

During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on Ignatius' expression that love must be manifested more in work than in words. Church of...

A postage stamp for the Ignatian Year? Yes, indeed!

A postage stamp for the Ignatian Year? Yes, indeed!

On 25 May, the Vatican Postal Service issued a postage stamp to mark the beginning of the Ignatian Year. It is not every day that a project of the Society of Jesus receives this type of publicity with such a universal dimension. The original work represented is a...

Official Ignatian Year Prayer

Official Ignatian Year Prayer

Let us place ourselves before our loving God and pray the official Ignatian Year prayer together. Loving God, We come before You asking for Your special grace as we go through the year dedicated to the memory of the conversion of Saint Ignatius. We remember the battle...

Seemingly small things matter

Seemingly small things matter

By Valeria Méndez de Vigo Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat “Seemingly small things matter.” Just as the cannonball wounded Ignatius, his worldly dreams were shattered to make him start living out God’s plan for him. In doing so, he changed the course of his life...

Did you say: indulgence?

Did you say: indulgence?

For the Ignatian Year, the Holy See has granted a plenary indulgence. Benoît Malvaux explains what this means today. On the occasion of the jubilee of the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius and the 400th anniversary of his canonization, the Holy See,...

Homily of Fr. General Sosa at Pamplona

Homily of Fr. General Sosa at Pamplona

Yesterday, Fr. General Arturo Sosa opened the Ignatian Year in Pamplona with a solemn mass. This is the homily he held during the mass. “On the day when the bombardment was expected, he confessed to one of his companions in arms. After the bombardment had lasted a...

Pilgrims with Ignatius

Pilgrims with Ignatius

A live prayer broadcast for the Ignatian Year (23 May 2021, 8pm)   Have you scheduled it in your calendar? The Ignatian Year celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ wound at Pamplona and his subsequent conversion starts on 20 May 2021. In order to mark...

Ignatius500: Audiovisual project on St. Ignatius

Ignatius500: Audiovisual project on St. Ignatius

During the Ignatian Year we will publish every month an animated video on the life and spirituality of St. Ignatius. This project, called Voces Esejota - Ignatius500, is a project designed by scholastics of the Province of Spain. There are also versions in Spanish,...

What is your cannonball moment?

What is your cannonball moment?

On 20 May 1521, St. Ignatius was seriously injured when a cannonball shattered his legs. This cannonball moment marks the beginning of Ignatius’ spiritual journey of conversion and a more closely following of Christ. It opened up a new dream for Ignatius; one he had...

Saint Ignatius and his Passion for the Church

Saint Ignatius and his Passion for the Church

During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this first homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on Ignatius' passion for the Church which was going through difficult times. Church of...

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