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    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...
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    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...
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    Two Hints for Recognizing the Two Ignatian Movements of Consolation and Desolation

    The two key movements in Ignatian spirituality are consolation and desolation. These terms can be difficult to understand as their meanings seem to shift...
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    10th-Annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius

    We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com by “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality.” The fun will continue throughout July with...
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    The Joyful Mary and St. Ignatius

    My mother has a figurine of Mary joyfully holding the baby Jesus. She raises him up playfully, and we see their eye contact and...
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    Waiting on the Spirit

    My son is preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this month. The other day, he came home from school worried because he couldn’t...
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    An Ignatian Pilgrimage Week #4: The Legacy of St. Ignatius

    One year after Pope Paul III approved the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits elected Ignatius Loyola to be Superior General of their Society, in...
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    An Ignatian Pilgrimage Week #3: Preparation for a Life’s Vocation

    Ignatius Loyola went through a conversion experience while he was recuperating from battle wounds. However, the transformation was not over. In fact, the most...