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    May, 1521: Pamplona and Loyola

    The Ignatian Year began May 20, 2021. Let’s go back 500 years to the scene that changed everything for the man we now know...
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    Mary’s Role in the Life of St. Ignatius Loyola

    I often feel a kindred connection to St. Ignatius in my prayer life. Most recently, I have felt this growing connection in our shared...
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    Ignatius at University: Finding His Tribe

    Each of us grows up and goes searching for our tribe. Our tribe is the group of people with whom we most easily relate....
    St. Ignatius with AMDG in book

    St. Ignatius’s Model of Contemplative Leadership

    St. Ignatius Loyola offers us a model of contemplative leadership, as shown in the following ten characteristics of leaders. Contemplative leaders… See the real. Ignatius invites...
    St. Ignatius sitting at his desk, writing

    Questions Inspired by the Letters of St. Ignatius

    Over the summer, I have had the time to read some of the letters of St. Ignatius and to listen to a series of...
    31 Days with Saint Ignatius - a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality - #31DayswithIgnatius

    11th-Annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius

    July is almost here, which means we’re getting ready for the 11th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius. This month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality leads...
    statue of Ignatius as a beggar by the sculptor Lau Feliu - Church of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona - image courtesy of Marina McCoy

    St. Ignatius, a Mystic and a Beggar, Teaches Trust and Generosity

    Last June, I traveled on a group pilgrimage to many places that were significant in St. Ignatius’s journey, including Manresa and Barcelona. Manresa, for...
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    Trust in the Poor Jesus

    Jesus’ poverty is central for Ignatius’s Christology; it is at the heart of his being “Eternal King” and “Lord of all the world.” In...
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    Three Things I Learned About St. Ignatius While on Pilgrimage

    This summer, I was gifted with the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage tracing the footsteps of St. Ignatius Loyola with a group of...
    St. Ignatius with AMDG in book

    Four Facts About Ignatius That Can Give Us Hope

    Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun will continue throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Bookmark...