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    At his People for Others blog, my friend Paul Campbell has trouble coming up with “five fun facts” about Ignatius Loyola.  One of them is the fact that Ignatius was hauled up several times before the Spanish Inquisition. This got...
    About 280 men are currently in Jesuit formation in the United States.  The Jesuits are praying for more.  Being good disciples of Ignatius Loyola, they are also working to encourage vocations as well as praying for them.  An article...
    Ignatius Loyola experienced a profound mystical vision on the banks of the Cardoner river in northern Spain.  He did not describe it any detail.  He merely remarked in his autobiography that he learned more about God in the brief...
    The Ignatian phrase "Finding God in All Things" is like the mysterious verse of St. Paul's: "pray without ceasing" (followed immediately in 1 Thessalonians by "In all circumstances give thanks"). You ask, "how is that possible?" and "what does that...
    Fr. Robert Barron writes in America magazine's new Books and Culture section about the response to his YouTube videos on the reasonableness of faith.  The reaction, at least according to the comments, has been overwhelmingly negative. Most objectors show one...
    Christ is at the center of Ignatian spirituality. Much of the Spiritual Exercises consists of meditations on the gospel accounts of the life of Jesus. The first of these is a meditation on Jesus' birth. In...
    I wasn't surprised to find out that the poet Billy Collins is a Jesuit alum (Holy Cross '63).  There's a distinctly Ignatian tone in this quote: "I feel now that my sense of the spiritual is directly connected to...
    The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality.Digital technology may not change the content of prayer, but it sure has expanded the forms of prayer....
    Pedro Arrupe, head of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983, wrote one of the most moving reflections on suffering that I've ever heard.  He suffered a massive stroke in 1981.  He couldn't speak and he could barely move.  He...
    "My City of Ruins" became both an elegy of grief and an anthem of hope in the months following the terror attacks on 9/11.  It was the final song on Bruce Springsteen's album "The Rising," which was released not...

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