For our latest Jesuit 101 reflection, Ignatius, a first-time writer, reveals the waves of consolation and desolation he experienced on his novitiate pilgrimage.
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To ever follow Jesus is the form of Christian life. When we step into our roles as citizens, we do not step out of that discipleship. Catholic Social Teaching helps guide how we live our discipleship out.
Our online retreat moves into the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, when we focus on following Christ who calls us to help build up the Kingdom of God. This call can be exciting and motivating at first, but we can become lukewarm over time. David reflects on advice from Pope Francis and the example of Mary to persevere in faith.
In our latest Jesuit 101 piece, Justin heads into prison not expecting to have anything in common with the inmates. He learns quickly that God speaks in a universal language.
In his ninth installment, Deacon Steve meditates on enemies and friends. While it’s difficult to love those who hate us, it can even be difficult to love those who love us.
In the second talk of our Lenten Retreat, David reflects on the First Week/Theme of the Spiritual Exercises. The goal in this part of the Exercises is to recognize that we are sinners that are loved deeply by God. David reflects on the difficult, but important process of pruning as he goes deeper into the theme of the Vine and the Branches.
The terms “consolation” and “desolation” are used regularly in Ignatian spirituality, but what do they mean? Ian Peoples, SJ, offers some insight from St. Ignatius for our Jesuit 101 series.
Today’s talk introduces the retreat theme, “The Vine and the Branches,” and gives an overview of the purpose of the Spiritual Exercises. David reflects on how God communicates God’s love by speaking to the heart.
Lent is almost here and we have a way to help you pray throughout the season. David Kiblinger, SJ, will be giving this year’s Online Lenten Retreat. A new talk will be released every week starting on March 5th. This year’s theme is “The Vine and the Branches.” Join us!
During Lent, St. Ignatius once threatened to throw out any Jesuit who did one little thing. It’s probably not what you expect.