Ignatian Spirituality for Today


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!

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.

Ascending with Ignatius >
You are invited to take part in “Ascending with Ignatius.” This 30 Day at-home retreat will be led by Father Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans. Each day, Father Thibodeaux will provide a short video, a Scripture passage over which to pray, instruction on the topics of prayer and Ignatian Spirituality and a little inspiration for your prayer time that day. The retreat takes place April 25-May 24.

Online Easter retreat >
This online Easter retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit religious order, begins on April 19 and goes until the feast of Pentecost. Each day offers an opportunity for becoming still, opening yourself up to God's grace, and entering into prayer and conversation with God.

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.