Sometimes God asks us to give up things we love. In his debut article, Michael Pedersen, SJ reflects on what it’s like to give up what he loved and then get it back transformed
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The Conversion Story of Ignatius is So Much More Than One Battle
As the Society of Jesus celebrates the 500th anniversary of the battle that started St. Ignatius of Loyola’s conversion, Patrick Hyland, SJ argues that we miss so much if we stop at the cannonball.
Jesuit 101: Finding Our Way through Ignatian Discernment
We make decisions every day, big and small. Discernment is about bringing God into the process. Reynaldo Belfort Pierrilus, SJ, introduces Ignatian Discernment, the next topic in our Jesuit 101 series.
Touching Jesus’s Cloak: Imaginative Prayer in Action
Have you ever used your imagination to pray? Does that sound strange? Imaginative prayer is a core component of Ignatian Spirituality. As part of our Jesuit 101 series, read how one Jesuit entered a gospel passage in which Jesus heals a woman. You might be surprised how awesome this form of prayer can be!
Why would you get in a boat to pray?
They knew they’d need a Bible. They didn’t know they’d need a life jacket.
Why Seek God?: Meditations on Imaginative Prayer
I felt my pain, like venom, being drawn out of my body by Christ through his wounds. It was physical, psychological, and spiritual all at the same time and it was overwhelmingly strong and intense.
Finding Jesus in My Sketchpad
Philip Nahlik, SJ shows us how he drew his way into friendship with Jesus
Jesuit 101: Ignatian Contemplation, Encountering God Through Our Imagination
Ignatian contemplation gives us the opportunity to bring scripture to life through our imagination. Learn more about this form of prayer and get some helpful tips in this latest entry into our “Jesuit 101” series.
Facing a Firing Squad, Would You Call Out To Christ the King?
Blessed Miguel Pro, SJ’s life challenges us to respond to Christ’s call, even in the most dire of circumstances.
Jesuit 101: The Spiritual Exercises, the Heart of the Jesuits
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are the heart of Ignatian Spirituality and of the Jesuits. As we kick off our “Jesuit 101” series, which will focus on a different theme of Ignatian Spirituality each month, it is only fitting that we begin with the Spiritual Exercises.