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Saint Ignatius’ Apostolic Prayer

Saint Ignatius’ Apostolic Prayer

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' apostolic prayer. Church of the Gesù, July 31st 2004 Celebrating Saint Ignatius'...

The Man of Prayer

The Man of Prayer

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 as man of prayer. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 2002 Celebrating Saint...

Redemptive suffering A testimony of my conversion…

Redemptive suffering A testimony of my conversion…

Redemptive suffering. A testimony of my conversion...   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   21 February 2014. I was on my way to preside over the festive Eucharist in...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 10

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 10

Video series from Fr General Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. Fr Arturo Sosa reflects on several current issues that Jesuit education helps young people and many adults to address; starting with the contents...

On the Mission with the Son

On the Mission with the Son

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 mission with the Son. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 2001 In celebrating Saint...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 9

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 9

Video series from Fr General Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. In the ninth chapter of his book, Father Sosa addresses one of the most topical issues in the world, that of caring for our Common Home. The...

Saint Ignatius and the Lord’s Mother

Saint Ignatius and the Lord’s Mother

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 the importance of Mary for St. Ignatius. Church of the Gesù, July 31st 1988 This evening, in...

Face to Face with Jesus Christ

Face to Face with Jesus 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 the encounter with Christ. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 2000 It is a great joy for us...

Sharing the faith through art

Sharing the faith through art

During this celebration of the Ignatian Year, St Ignatius of Loyola is portrayed in a myriad of ways, from the traditional–as seen in the great paintings, sculptures, and antique texts from Europe–to the more current, usually as illustration or even graphic design. A...

The newness that comes from God

The newness that comes from God

Availability and welcoming of the newness that comes from God. That is how Ignatius experienced conversion!   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   How can one fail to be...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 8

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 8

Video series from Fr General Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. In the eighth chapter of his book, Father Sosa talks about the care that the Society of Jesus wants to give to the accompaniment of young people,...

Intimacy with God the Father

Intimacy with God the Father

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 intimacy with God the Father. Church of Saint Ignatius, Rome, July 31st 1999 Celebrating...

Metanoia: an attitude… and a statue

Metanoia: an attitude… and a statue

The Belgian artist Johan Tahon had already presented his sculpture entitled Metanoia to Father General Arturo Sosa and to Pope Francis. It depicts St Ignatius in his conversion process, in particular during the inner transformation that the knight, who was wounded in...

Five saints and one feast

Five saints and one feast

400th Anniversary of five canonisations By Yamid Castiblanco, SJ Five hundred years ago, because of a leg injury, God broke into the life of Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). That wound eventually led Ignatius to put himself at the service of the Pope and the Universal...

Five saints – One call

Five saints – One call

By Iacopo Scaramuzzi Pope Francis will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, and four other saints - the first collective canonisation in history - by celebrating a Mass in the Church of the...

Sainthood and canonization… getting ready for 12th March

Sainthood and canonization… getting ready for 12th March

During the Ignatian Year, an important date, 12th March 2022, marks the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St Ignatius. Pope Gregory XV, on 12th March 1622, officially recognized, in the name of the Church, the quality of life and commitment of five witnesses to...

An anniversary to deepen our encounter with Jesus Christ

An anniversary to deepen our encounter with Jesus Christ

12 March is the 400th anniversary of the canonisation of St Ignatius of Loyola and St Francis Xavier. Among the events of the Ignatian Year the General Curia is currently organising, this is certainly the most “festive” moment. And to underline its importance, Pope...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 7

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 7

Video series from Fr General Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. In the seventh chapter of his book, Father Sosa tells us about the choice made by the Society of Jesus today to "walk with the poor and the...

Who do you want to be?

Who do you want to be?

There is comfort in numbers. There is power in numbers. When your number is two million students in 2,500 educational projects across the globe, there is potential, great potential to affect great change! The Jesuit Global Networkof Schools reaches about two million...

Docile to the Holy Spirit

Docile to the Holy Spirit

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 docility to the Spirit. Church of Saint Ignatius, Rome, July 31st 1998 Celebrating the...

Multiple paths of conversion

Multiple paths of conversion

Grace, Change, Freedom, Mission. Key words on the multiple paths of conversion.   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.     Whether we are born Christian or have become...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 6

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 6

Video series from Fr General   Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. In this sixth chapter, Father Sosa introduces the Society of Jesus today. He explains how the Universal Apostolic Preferences guide not...

Master of Life in the Spirit

Master of Life in the Spirit

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 St. Ignatius as master of life in the Spirit. Church of Saint Ignatius, Rome, July 31st 1994...

Iñigo of Loyola in Pamplona An end – and a beginning?

Iñigo of Loyola in Pamplona An end – and a beginning?

Iñigo of Loyola in Pamplona. An end – and a beginning?   This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   Iñigo was a little under 30. He had devoted his teenage years and twenties to...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 5

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 5

Video series from Fr General   Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. “In the depths of daily life, for those who are ready to listen, one can perceive the voice of God, the untiring beat of his heart, which...

Christmas with Ignatius of Loyola

Christmas with Ignatius of Loyola

Christmas with Ignatius of Loyola During this Ignatian Year, let us reflect with Ignatius of Loyola on Christmas. This article was first published in Civiltà Cattolica (link). Ignatius was convalescing in his castle in Loyola. A few months earlier, defending the walls...

Saint Ignatius and Death

Saint Ignatius and Death

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 and death. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 1992 Brothers and sisters, before...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 4

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 4

Video series from Fr General   Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. In this fourth chapter, Father Sosa notes that, as throughout its history, the Church faces challenges to which it seeks to respond with...

Mary, our “Ina”, accompany us

Mary, our “Ina”, accompany us

Mary, our “Ina”, accompany us during the Ignatian Year to your Son The Provincial of the Philippine Province, Fr. Primitivo Viray Jr SJ, shares a reflection during this Ignatian Year on the importance of Mary for St. Ignatius and for himself. First published on the...

“Man is created to praise…”

“Man is created to praise…”

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 the first meditation of the Spiritual Exercises. Church of the Gesù, July 31st 1990 For all of...

The wound of Ignatius in art

The wound of Ignatius in art

The wound of Ignatius in art   Íñigo de Loyola was a proud man who saw great things for his future. He imagined a life filled with adventure, fame and riches - dreams of life at court and all the honors that accompanied them. Those dreams came to an end in 1521...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 3

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 3

Video series from Fr General   Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. In this third chapter, Father Sosa looks at the world today. He acknowledges how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused suffering and death, but...

Saint Ignatius and Service

Saint Ignatius and Service

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 service for St. Ignatius. Church of the Gesù, July 31st 1989 I want to...

Sevenhill Ignatius 500 Altar Wine

Sevenhill Ignatius 500 Altar Wine

The Australian Province of the Society of Jesus owns and runs a winery called Sevenhill. On the occasion of the Ignatian Year, they have produced a special altar wine. The Sevenhill Ignatius 500th Anniversary of the conversion of Ignatius Sacramental Wine is a black...

An invitation to the Ignatian Year

An invitation to the Ignatian Year

This article was first published in the Jesuits Yearbook of 2021. You can find the entire Yearbook following this link.   The “Camino Ignaciano” (Ignatian Way) was designed several years ago in order to recreate the journey made by Íñigo from his house in Loyola...

Vulnerability in the eyes of Ignatius

Vulnerability in the eyes of Ignatius

Tiziano Ferraroni SJ reflects on the importance of vulnerability for Saint Ignatius and in the founding of the Society of Jesus. He sees the acceptance of humanity’s innate vulnerability as a major challenge for contemporary society.   What would we expect to...

Ignatius’ Priestly Ordination in Venice

Ignatius’ Priestly Ordination in Venice

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' priestly ordination. Church of the Gesù, July 31st 1987 This year, celebrating the...

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 2

Walking with Ignatius – Episode 2

Video series from Fr General   Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. In this second chapter, Father Sosa invites us to ask the Lord to help us discover him at work in the people, events, and places of our...

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...

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