Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Exercises

Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, had a perspective of life, a spirituality that has thrived for hundreds of years. Ignatian Spirituality is: centered around the belief that the divine can be found in all things, action oriented, focused on self-awareness, inner-directed, adapting, and experiential.







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The Examen
The Examen, a prayer of awareness that Ignatius of Loyola taught in his Spiritual Exercises, helps one notice God?s presence in our daily lives. This modern adaptation invites reflection upon five points for spiritual thanksgiving, grace, and introspection. 


Understanding Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality
Ever wonder how to describe Ignatian and Jesuit Spirituality? This brochure written by Br. Darrell Burns, S.J., does just that. Providing a contemporary description of the tradition, it is an ideal resource for new students, faculty and staff.

Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises
This 20-page photograph-filled primer encapsulates six characteristics of Ignatian spirituality, including an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises and the Examen. 


An Ignatian Prayer Adventure online retreatOnline Adaptations of the Spiritual Exercises


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