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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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    The Present Moment

    “Blessed are those who live in the present moment, for they shall see God in all things.” If I had been around when the Beatitudes...
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    The Moment I Became a Mom

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re celebrating 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here,...
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    The Missing Shoe: Deepening God’s Life in Me

    “Where is my stupid shoe?” I shouted at my bewildered husband. That question burst out of my mouth far more loudly than intended on a...