The Ignatian Year 2021–2022

The Ignatian Year 2021–2022

We join the Society of Jesus and all who follow the ways of Ignatian spirituality in celebrating the Ignatian Year. May 20, 2021, the starting date for the year, is the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius Loyola’s injury during the Battle of Pamplona, which ultimately led to his conversion from soldier to saint. During the year, we’ll mark the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier on March 12, 2022. The year concludes on the Feast of St. Ignatius, July 31, 2022.

While all the resources of can be helpful during this special year, the ones highlighted below are good places to begin our celebration. This page will be updated throughout the year. #Ignatius500

31 Days with St. Ignatius
Throughout July! Join in on social media with #31DayswithIgnatius.

The Ignatian Way for the Ignatian Year
E-mail series to learn about the elements of Ignatian spirituality

Cannonball Moments: An Ignatian Approach to Telling Your Story
A webinar with Eric Clayton
Recording of event from May 17, 2022

A Catalog of Inspiration and Resources for the Ignatian Year
Featured books are available at

Enjoy monthly highlights from, brief articles on Ignatian spirituality themes, and more.

High School Lesson: Discernment of Spirits and the Missioned Life
Lead teens to practice discernment so that they can live a life of meaning and purpose. Lesson is based on Living Against the Grain by Tim Muldoon.

Daily Examen Journal
Introduce teens and adults to the Examen with our daily Examen journal—printable and foldable as a booklet. The prayer steps in the journal are as described by Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, in Reimagining the Ignatian Examen.

William Barry, SJ: His Life, Legacy, and the Ignatian Year
A virtual roundtable discussion
Recording of event from May 20, 2021

The Human Experience of Our Redeemer: An Ignatian Method for Encountering Jesus in Scripture and Prayer
A Lenten webinar with Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ
Recording of event from March 28, 2022

Ignatius 500
Multilingual website for the Ignatian Year from the global Society of Jesus includes the Pilgrims with Ignatius prayer broadcast that opened the year and other relevant news and media clips.

One Ignatian Community
Bilingual prayer service hosted by the Office of Ignatian Spirituality, USA East Province
Recording of event from May 19, 2021

Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality
In 2019, we celebrated our 10th anniversary online with special content on our website. The result is a helpful overview of Ignatian spirituality brought to us by dotMagis bloggers and Loyola Press authors.

Small Simple Ways Prayer Group Guide
Gather a group of friends or colleagues in an Ignatian prayer group. (Click on Extras.)

In the Pilgrim’s Company
An Ignatian storytelling project by the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States

Journey with Ignatius App
The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College offers an app for the Ignatian Year. Follow the footsteps of Ignatius from his years as a young page in Spain to his final days as Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome.

Renewing the Earth: Living Laudato Si’ in the Year of Ignatius
The Ignatian Solidarity Network and the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology explore a monthly theme from St. Ignatius’s life in conversation with an element of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

Christ Plays in 10,000 Places
EBook of Ignatian prayers, poems, reflections, and illustrations, from the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States

A Limping Pilgrim
Ignatius, in the last days of his life, looks back at what he learned about discernment. Filmed in the rooms of Ignatius in Rome. 22 minutes.