Ignatius

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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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