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





Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises
Video Lecture Series by Howard Gray, SJ, Georgetown University

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Featured Resources


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 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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