The Jesuits of Catalunya produced a 11-minute video outlining the life story of St. Ignatius Loyola. What differentiates it from other videos on the saint is its focus on Manresa, Spain, with footage from the cave and surrounding area where Ignatius had his vision of “finding God in all things” and composed the Spiritual Exercises. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video The Cave of St. Ignatius.
Today, on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius Loyola, I offer a prayer. Creator God, who loves pilgrims everywhere, thank you for the journey of your saint, Ignatius of Loyola, who marked the path for those of us who follow his example in following Jesus. Thank you for drawing Ignatius to your grace and to a life of spiritual discovery. Thank you for teaching him about prayer so that he could teach us. Thank you […]
July is almost here, which means we’re getting ready for the seventh-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius. This month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality leads up to the feast day of its namesake on July 31. We’ve put together a calendar of Ignatian articles and more for you to be inspired daily. We’ll also be welcoming some guest bloggers here at dotMagis during July, joining our regular bloggers in exploring ways of encountering God through using the […]
Jim Manney, Ignatian author and founding editor of this blog, is being honored with the Writer’s Award in Spirituality from the Loyola Institute for Spirituality. Here we see Jim talking with Vinita Hampton Wright about things that surprised them about Ignatian spirituality. Manney is the author of A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer and God Finds Us. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video What Is Most Surprising about the Life of […]
Take a tour of the rooms of St. Ignatius in Rome with this video featuring Michael W. Maher, SJ. The video is almost 23 minutes, and it in Fr. Maher shares information about Rome at the time of Ignatius and the history of how the rooms survived a devastating flood. He then walks viewers through the rooms and points out artifacts from the years St. Ignatius lived in Rome. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, […]
The Camino Ignaciano is a pilgrimage that traces the route St. Ignatius Loyola walked through Spain after his conversion in 1522. The Jesuits in Britain share this news about the pilgrimage: The Jesuits in Spain will be launching the first Jubilee Year of the Ignatian Camino from Loyola to Manresa on the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola 31 July 2015. In Christianity, a jubilee is a special year of God’s mercy and is […]
How are we to interpret the alternately serendipitous and disappointing, unexpected and unpredictable, courses of our lives? What is happening when death or financial disaster force us to reconsider what we want from life, when teachers or mentors find and nurture talent we didn’t know we had, when we succeed beyond our wildest imaginings, when managers steer our careers in fortuitous directions, when we aren’t offered the job we wanted so badly, when friends point […]
July is almost here, which means we’re getting ready for this year’s 31 Days with St. Ignatius. This month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality leads up to the feast day of its namesake on July 31. We’ve put together a calendar of Ignatian articles and videos for you to be inspired daily. We’ll also be welcoming some guest bloggers to dotMagis during July, addressing how various aspects of Ignatian spirituality have influenced them, from the Examen […]
A question recently came to the editor’s desk about the fact that St. Ignatius believed ingratitude to be “the cause, beginning, and origin of all evils and sins.” The quote is from a letter dated March 18, 1542, cited in this helpful article on gratitude by Brian J. Lehane, SJ. Fr. Lehane writes: Perhaps God doesn’t necessarily want us always to be saying “thank you” so much as to be noticing how much we are […]
Rosemary DeJulio of Fordham University talks about the significance of women in St. Ignatius’s life and what modern women can take from his legacy in this 16-minute video. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video The Women in St. Ignatius’s Life. Join in 31 Days with St. Ignatius by reading today’s entry, Five Things the Spiritual Exercises Taught Me about Jesus.