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    Two Hints for Recognizing the Two Ignatian Movements of Consolation and Desolation

    Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun will continue throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with...
    31 Days with Saint Ignatius - a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality - #31DayswithIgnatius

    10th-Annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius

    We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com by “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality.” The fun will continue throughout July with...
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    The Joyful Mary and St. Ignatius

    My mother has a figurine of Mary joyfully holding the baby Jesus. She raises him up playfully, and we see their eye contact and...
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    Waiting on the Spirit

    My son is preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this month. The other day, he came home from school worried because he couldn’t...
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    An Ignatian Pilgrimage Week #4: The Legacy of St. Ignatius

    One year after Pope Paul III approved the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits elected Ignatius Loyola to be Superior General of their Society, in...
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    An Ignatian Pilgrimage Week #3: Preparation for a Life’s Vocation

    Ignatius Loyola went through a conversion experience while he was recuperating from battle wounds. However, the transformation was not over. In fact, the most...
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    An Ignatian Pilgrimage Week #2: The Injury That Changed Everything

    Ignatius Loyola became a soldier, and in 1521 he found himself and his small group of fellow warriors defending the fortress of Pamplona against...
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    An Ignatian Pilgrimage Week #1: The Place Where a Person Begins

    As you probably know, Loyola Press, the host of this blog, is a ministry of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits....
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    Ignatian Gratitude: Encounter and Response

    With rapt attention, I watched the rescue of the boys’ soccer team in Thailand. The boys were stranded by rising waters in a cave....
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    Cardoner Vision

    In 1522, not long after his conversion, Ignatius sat praying on the bank of the Cardoner River near the village of Manresa in northern...

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