25 Ignatian Terms to Know

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Ignatian spirituality has a language that, when understood, can help unpack the richness of this spiritual tradition. Here are 25 Ignatian terms to know. Click each for a related article or video on the topic.

  1. Examen
  2. Spiritual Exercises
  3. Magis
  4. Consolation
  5. Desolation
  6. Discernment
  7. Ignatian Contemplation/Imaginative Prayer
  8. Spiritual Direction
  9. Finding God in All Things
  10. People for Others
  11. Principle and Foundation
  12. Presupposition
  13. Pilgrimage
  14. AMDG
  15. Gratitude
  16. Three Kinds of Humility
  17. Colloquy
  18. Two Standards
  19. Cardoner
  20. Suscipe
  21. Call of the King
  22. Contemplation to Attain the Love of God
  23. Contemplative in Action
  24. Cura Personalis
  25. Indifference

Also see Ignatian Spirituality A to Z by Jim Manney for entries from awareness to zeal and so much in between.

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Today’s 31 Days with St. Ignatius link is The Chapel That Moves with Us by Becky Eldredge.



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