Charged with Grandeur

About a year ago I got the idea of putting together a collection of short readings of inspiring and enlightening material from the Ignatian tradition.  My bosses said “do it,” and “presto” here it is.  Charged with Grandeur: The Book of Ignatian Inspiration has just been published.

The title comes from the first line of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s famous poem: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.” The readings are arranged in themes, including finding God in all things, contemplation in action, discernment, relationships, and work.  Dozens of writers are included.  I tried to put together a book that shows the range, depth, and contemporary relevance of Ignatian spirituality.

If this interests you, take a look at the book on Loyola Press’s website.  Click on the blue button see inside for a preview.


  1. This book looks really good but I hardly think that your statement “‘presto’ here it is” would be the way the book came into being. Thanks for your willingness to do some hard work to compile those readings.


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