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    Best Ignatian Songs: To Be a Pilgrim

    In his autobiography, St. Ignatius Loyola wrote of himself in the third person as "the pilgrim." As David Fleming, SJ, writes in What Is...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Stand By Me

    You may have already seen this week's Ignatian song on YouTube. More than 14 million people have. It's an inventive version of...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Pie Jesu

    One of the loveliest pieces of sacred music that I know is Andrew Lloyd Webber's rendition of "Pie Jesu."  "Pie Jesu" means "Kind...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Every Grain of Sand

    It's back to Bob Dylan for this week's Ignatian song.  It's "Every Grain of Sand," one of Dylan's many songs with powerful Biblical imagery....

    Best Ignatian Songs: What You Give Away

    Responding to God's invitation is a core idea of Ignatian spirituality. We give because we have received. The sublime expression of this...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Bolivian Baroque

    Our Ignatian song last week was "Gabriel's Oboe" from the movie "The Mission."  The movie depicts the dramatic story of the Jesuit "reductions" in...

    Ignatian Spirituality in Music

    Ruth Sherer Leacock is a songwriter and musician who wrote many songs as a way to preserve her experience of the Spiritual Exercises. She...
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    Best Ignatian Songs: Gabriel's Oboe

    One of my favorite movies is The Mission, a film inspired by the Jesuit missions in South America in the eighteenth century. One of...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Livin' on a Prayer

    This week's Ignatian song is the hard rock classic "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. It's about a working class couple "livin'...

    Best Ignatian Songs: Ripple

    This week's song selection is "Ripple" by the Grateful Dead.  It was recommended by John Montag, SJ, who wrote on the Ignatian Spirituality Facebook...

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