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.

Online Adaptations of the Spiritual Exercises

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Student thinking while sitting on bench

Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises
Video Lecture Series by Howard Gray, S.J., Georgetown University

Field of bright fuchsia lavender flowers


People holding hands praying in church


Holly Shapker's painting of the Black Madonna

Additional Resources

Featured Resources

Cover for the "Daily Examen" publication 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.

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Cover for "Understanding Ignatian and Jesuit Spirituality" publication 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.

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Cover for "Ignatian Spirituality Is..." publication Ignatian Spirituality is...

This 20-page photo rich primer reflects on key characteristics of Ignatian spirituality, including an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises and the Daily Examen.

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