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.
Find Your Inner Iggy is back! For the final week of Ignatian celebration this July, we’re recalling milestones from St. Ignatius’s life and exploring our own spirituality some 500 years later. Find out how contributors like Kerry Weber, Paddy Gilger, SJ, and Pope Francis have had similar experiences to St. Ignatius. Then share your moments on Facebook, Instagram, Vine, or Twitter—using the hashtag #FindIggy—for a chance to win Ignatian prizes from Loyola Press. Visit findyourinneriggy.com […]
This past week or so I’ve been following a group of Australian pilgrims as they walk the Ignatian Camino, a 340-mile pilgrimage route in northeastern Spain that starts in the town of Loyola and ends at Manresa. It’s the route that Ignatius traveled after his conversion. A group of Jesuits and laypeople established the route two years ago, and a growing number of pilgrims are following Ignatius’s footsteps. I’m following 20 people led by Fr. […]
Vinita Wright and I chat about what surprised us in the life of St. Ignatius. Now it’s your turn. What surprises you about St. Ignatius or his namesake spirituality?
The second annual Find Your Inner Iggy celebration starts today and runs through July 31, the feast of St. Ignatius. Go to findyourinneriggy.com and answer daily questions about how you find God. Get creative and share on Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and Facebook, using the hashtag #FindIggy. Every day, Loyola Press will pick three of the best photos, tweets, posts, or videos and award them with Iggy bobbleheads, tattoos, and books. Last year’s Find Your Inner Iggy slideshows can […]
Today is the first day of July, the month of St. Ignatius, when we will celebrate all things Ignatian here at dotMagis and throughout Loyola Press. We’ve set up a web page with links to material for every day of the month. We will also have guest bloggers throughout the month. Get started today by visiting the 31 Days with Saint Ignatius page and clicking on the Day 1 link. Go back there every day […]
Here is Ignatius, the keen psychologist, putting his finger on a problem I know well. We should never postpone a good work, no matter how small it may be, with the thought of later doing something greater. It is a very common temptation of the enemy to be always placing before us the perfection of things to come and bring us to make little of the present. (Emphasis added) Resolved: I will do the good thing […]