Ignatius Spirituality

Prayer, Spiritual Direction, Retreats, and Good Decisions
  1. By Vinita Hampton Wright

    How can I pray when I’m anxious? That is, how is it possible to pray when anxiety fills my person? How might I go about prayer when I’m in such a condition? Here are a few points to remember. First of all, reality does not change when I experience internal changes. I might be enraged, frightened out of my mind, or too worried to remember words to a prayer. But God continues to dwell with [...]

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    For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge will help them find it—right where they are.

    Click through to read the full article An Anxious Person’s Prayer, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

  2. By Gretchen Crowder

    A sweaty little kindergartener came running towards me from the playground one afternoon. When he got close, I noticed he had something crumpled tightly in his hand. He reached out his hand to show me his prize as the words tumbled out of him in one long, continuous breath: “Mommy, a friend spilled her water, and I helped her, and I got to pick this ribbon, and I picked the rainbow one.” As he exhaled, [...]

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    For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge will help them find it—right where they are.

    Click through to read the full article The Crumpled Ribbon and a Moment of Grace, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

  3. By Loretta Pehanich

    “Let us give thanks for the great treasure of Ignatian spirituality.” Fr. David Ayotte, SJ, led us in prayer, but I didn’t hear the rest of it. I was captured by the image of treasure. Have you seen the underground fortune in the pirate ride at Disneyland? When I was young, I could easily imagine that the underground cavern with its enormous pile of coins, golden objects, and jewels was real. And now in my [...]

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    For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge will help them find it—right where they are.

    Click through to read the full article Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! Ignatian Life for Me, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

  4. By dotMagis Editor

    Let me have too deep a sense of humor ever to be proud. Let me know my absurdity before I act absurdly. Let me realize that when I am humble I am most human, most truthful, and most worthy of your serious consideration. —Daniel A. Lord, SJ, in Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits Photo by Frank Busch on Unsplash.

    IgnatianSpirituality.com ® is a service of Loyola Press, a Jesuit ministry.

    For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge will help them find it—right where they are.

    Click through to read the full article Prayer for Humility, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.

  5. By dotMagis Editor

    Prayer is a matter of relationship. Intimacy is the basic issue, not answers to problems or resolutions “to be better.” Many of life’s problems and challenges have no answers; we can only live with and through them. Problems and challenges, however, can be faced and lived through with more peace and resilience if people know that they are not alone. A man’s wife will not return from the dead, but the pain is more bearable [...]

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    For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge will help them find it—right where they are.

    Click through to read the full article God’s Intimate Presence, which appeared first on Ignatian Spirituality.