September 2020 archive of Ignatian Threads

September 2020 archive of Ignatian Threads

God in Your Decisions

Posted by Hilda Walter on 9/28/20

September 27

Discernment lies at the heart of Ignatian spirituality.  As we reflect on the experiences we encounter in our lives, discernment can be a prayerful guide in making decisions.  In an atmosphere of freedom, we should seek not to be biased in one direction or another.  We should ... Read More »

Real 'Ignatian Threads'

Posted by Hilda Walter on 9/22/20

September 20

This feature, Ignatian Threads, carries significant overtones. Recent offerings introduced some early Jesuits, namely Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Peter Faber, and Peter Canisius who were led them through faith to form the Society of Jesus.  500 years ago these first Jesuits were very young men. Ignatius had not ... Read More »

Early Jesuit Efforts

Posted by Hilda Walter on 9/14/20

September 13

The Pope granted the General of the Society of Jesus special permission to commission Jesuits to teach theology in any university. The young Peter Canisius was assigned by Ignatius to the University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria.  Canisius arrived in Bavaria just after he had passed his own doctoral examination ... Read More »

Inspiring Early Jesuit

Posted by Hilda Walter on 9/08/20

September 6

Peter Faber lived just a few years as a Jesuit. He spent two years in Portugal and Spain, helping to establish the Society, and In Germany he was involved in attempts to reconcile Catholics and Lutherans just before the opening of the Council of Trent. Faber made ... Read More »


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