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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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