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    Creativity and the Ignatian Spirit

    Years before I’d ever heard of St. Ignatius Loyola and his Spiritual Exercises, I was learning spiritual principles through creative writing. I had been...
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    What the Principle and Foundation Calls Us To

    The launching point of Ignatian spirituality is that God loves us fiercely, passionately, and unconditionally. Because of this love, God’s desires and hopes for...
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    Vinita Hampton Wright on the Principle and Foundation

    Vinita Hampton Wright speaks about the Principle and Foundation, the first key meditation of the Spiritual Exercises. In it, we reflect on how we...
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    Our Human Need for Happiness and Fulfillment (A Letter)

    A reader wrote and asked: How does Ignatian spirituality address the human need for happiness and fulfillment of the whole person?Dear Ignatian Friend, Thank you...

    Reflection and Our Active Lives

    By David L. Fleming, SJ From What Is Ignatian Spirituality? The goal of the spiritual life, as Ignatius conceived it, is to “choose what better leads...
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    Faith and Action

    Ignatian spirituality owes a great debt to Aristotle. Not a surprise, really--Ignatius absorbed the theology of Thomas Aquinas, who imbibed the philosophy of Aristotle...

    Education, Arts and Sciences

    Jesuit education is well-recognized and highly-regarded for its academic rigor, with schools throughout the world dedicated to caring for the whole person of each...
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    Listening for God in Consolation

    Discernment involves paying attention to the movements of the spirits so that we can continue moving towards our destination—the direction God is inviting us...
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    Listening for God Through All God’s Gifts

    This morning I prayed the Examen, reviewing the last 24 hours with God’s help. As I jotted notes in my journal on what arose...
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    The Prayer of Consideration

    Jesus used the familiar world around him to teach people about God. He invited people to consider the sparrows (Matthew 6:26), or the mustard...

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