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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...
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    An Ignatian Pilgrimage Week #2: The Injury That Changed Everything

    Ignatius Loyola became a soldier, and in 1521 he found himself and his small group of fellow warriors defending the fortress of Pamplona against...
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    An Ignatian Pilgrimage Week #1: The Place Where a Person Begins

    As you probably know, Loyola Press, the host of this blog, is a ministry of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits....

    Ignatian Gratitude: Encounter and Response

    With rapt attention, I watched the rescue of the boys’ soccer team in Thailand. The boys were stranded by rising waters in a cave....
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    Cardoner Vision

    In 1522, not long after his conversion, Ignatius sat praying on the bank of the Cardoner River near the village of Manresa in northern...
    How Much Do You Know About Ignatian Spirituality? Quiz

    How Much Do You Know About Ignatian Spirituality? Quiz

    Are you a beginner or an expert in Ignatian spirituality? Take our fun, 12-question quiz to test your knowledge of St. Ignatius Loyola and...
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    Ignatian Spirituality A to Z and 31 Days with St. Ignatius

    With Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, author Jim Manney has provided a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and...