Ignatian Spirituality for Today

RESOURCES FOR EXPLORING IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY FROM YOUR HOME

Ignatian Spirituality invites us to pray in a way that allows God to walk with us in the routines of our daily lives. This kind of spirituality is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises, a handbook for how to pray and experience God that was written by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit religious order. The resources below offer various ways to explore Ignatian Spirituality, and many of the websites also have apps. Enjoy prayer and reflection at your fingertips!

31 Days with St. Ignatius >
The month of July is filled with warm summer days, outdoor grilling and the feast of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit religious order and patron of our parish, the Church of the Gesu. We encourage you to access this calendar of inspirational articles and more that lead up to the feast of St. Ignatius on July 31st.

The Ignatian Way >
How do you find God and determine how best to serve others in your own life? This series of videos sponsored by the Irish Jesuits addresses these questions through the lens of Ignatian Spirituality. 

Knowing God's Call >
The way we fulfill our daily responsibilities has changed for many of us during these past few months. This reality may have encouraged us to question whether or not we are doing what we are supposed to be doing, or in spiritual language, whether or not we are following God's call. Author Becky Eldridge answers this question by suggesting that we get "to know the One who calls" and notice "who is already in our life to love." Finally, she invites us to look at our natural gifts and "offer them to God for God's use."  

Ignatian Threads >
Click here to read Gesu's weekly blog, Ignatian Threads. Find inspiration and a deeper understanding of how to incorporate Ignatian Spirituality into your daily life.

Jesuit Retreat Center (JRC) >
The Jesuit Retreat Center, located in Parma, provides opportunities for reflection, prayer and discernment. Their programs and retreats are rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius, and are centered in a beautiful sacred setting. JRC offers and hosts retreats and programs for an evening, a day, weekend, 8 days and 30 days. Programs are open to people of all faiths, generations, and backgrounds.

Online Retreat in Everyday Life >
This 34-week retreat sponsored by Creighton University is designed for people who are too busy to make a traditional retreat.

Pray As You Go >
This daily audio prayer session is designed to go with you whenever and wherever you find the time to pray, but particularly when you are traveling to and from work, study, errands, etc. The website also contains prayer tools and retreats.

Jesuit Prayer >
This prayer site offers a daily scripture passage and reflection.

Ignatian Spirituality >
This website, a service of Loyola Press, offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world.

3-Minute Retreat >
This "retreat" sponsored by Loyola Press provides a short scripture-based prayer break.

Reimagining the Examen >
This site invites you to review your day with God in gratitude. Explore one of the modern versions of this 500-year-old Examen prayer used by St. Ignatius. 

Sacred Space >
This daily online prayer and retreat website is sponsored by the Irish Jesuits.

America: The Jesuit Review >
This weekly national magazine, published by the Jesuits of the United States contains news and opinion about Catholicism and how it relates to American politics and cultural life. It also contains resources for prayer.

The Word Among Us >
This monthly publication includes daily meditations based on the Mass readings of the Catholic Church, essays, testimonies and stories of the saints and other Christian heroes. The Church of the Gesu makes this resource available to parishioners, although it is not a ministry of the Jesuits. Complimentary online access is currently available.