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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...

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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