In the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius leads us to focus on the life of Christ. The grace of this week is to “know Jesus more clearly, to love him dearly, and follow him more nearly.” All the meditations of this week help us do just that.
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Wedding stories often show how a couple overcame obstacles in their relationship. Philip shares how the First week of the Spiritual Exercises helped transform his understanding of obstacles in his relationship with God.
In the First Week of the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius wants us to focus on the reality of sin in the world and in ourselves. This helps us to recognize God’s great mercy and to see ourselves as sinners loved by God.
Michael Martinez’s new Hip-Hop video for “Love is Above” features students from the Fe y Alegría school network to help show that the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience are meant to help us grow in our capacity to love.
The vow of chastity can be the most confounding and unsettling, both to those who process the vows and to those who don’t. Nick reflects on the challenges and the graces of this vow and how he learned to live it through the example of his parents.
Thrust into an unfamiliar context, Patrick reflects on how the Jesuit Vow of Poverty is not exclusively about rejecting fancy brands.
Next week, Jesuit novices across the continent will take First Vows. What does that even mean?
Was St. Ignatius a sociologist? These five research tools can help deepen your daily prayer practice.
Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory. For our latest Jesuit 101 reflection, Conan reviews a year in Peru and olfactory memories flood his Ignatian Examens.
As a busy college student, Brian’s life was full of grace. Once he started to pray the examen again, he noticed where that grace was leading him.