Gratitude Is the Key

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure online retreat

Gratitude is the key to Ignatian spirituality and the topic for my final video for An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. The Spiritual Exercises end with a vision of generosity and gratitude called the Contemplation to Attain the Love of God. How can we respond?

Jim Manney
Jim Manney
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is What Matters Most and Why. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


  1. I am so grateful for your hardwork to prepare the Ignatian Prayer Adventure this Lent. The videos and the written reflections in three styles (People for Others, Dot Magis and Days of Deepening Friendship) have been superb guides. I have pondered on at least one of them each day. Other days, I read them all. When the message was presented by three different voices, it definitely helped.
    Writing Journal is somewhat difficult for me. Do you have books or videos to recommend for a beginner? Thanks again.

  2. Thanks to everyone who went along on the Ignatian Prayer Adventure. The online retreat will be here permanently on, so you can tell your friends about it. You can even do it again!

  3. I feel very grateful for the fantastic, so well done Ignatian Prayer Adventure this Lent. A huge thank you to those who have prepared so very well this excellent retreat.
    Thank you.

  4. I am very grateful to Saint Ignatius for all the wisdom that he has shared with us and for the people at Loyola Press who have been the hands and feet of God in bringing this to us through modern technology. Thank you.


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