Ignatian Spirituality Resources

Ignatian Resources for Racial Justice

An Examen for White Allies
From the Ignatian Solidarity Network

Praying the Examen on a Lenten Journey for Racial Justice
Not exclusive to Lent!

Prayers for Racial Justice and Reconciliation
From Xavier University

Assumptions of White Privilege
Fr. Bryan Massingale in NCR

How the Church Can Combat Racism
Video interview with Fr. Bryan Massingale

Discernment in Times of Injustice
by Marina McCoy

Ignatian Resources for a time of Physical Distancing

Pray as You Stay
A retreat from Pray as You Go

Spirituality in Strange Times
Ten Ignatian Tips for Coping with Coronavirus

 

Living Through COVID as a Retreat
A reflection from Brendan McManus, SJ

Faith in the Time of Coronavirus
A reflection from James Martin, SJ

The Ignatian Presupposition

"… it should be presupposed that every good Christian ought to be more eager to put a good interpretation on a neighbor’s statement than to condemn it. Further, if one cannot interpret it favorably, one should ask how the other means it. If the meaning is wrong, one should correct the person with love; if this is not enough, one should search out every  appropriate means through which, by understanding the statement in a good way, it may be saved."

Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises [22] by Katherine Dyckman, Mary Garvin, and Elizabeth Liebert in The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed

Read more about the Presupposition here.

Prayer Apps and Websites

Click on these images to explore these Ignatian websites dedicated to helping you pray. Each site includes links to that ministry's apps on Google Play (Android) and Apple App (iOS) stores. Each app guides you in a slightly different Ignatian way of praying. Some of the guided meditations last about 12 minutes, while others invite you to go at your own pace.

A daily podcast guided meditation lasting between ten and thirteen minutes. It combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. Click "About" to find similar podcasts in other languages.

sacred-space

A daily guided session of prayer, in six stages, including preparing your body and mind, and culminating in reflection on a scripture passage chosen specially for the day. Available in 26 languages.

3minuteretreat

A peaceful daily prayer experience that helps you re-connect with God, re-center your day, and relax, wherever you are. Also find it on Google Play and the App Store. Available in English and Spanish.

reimaging-the-examen

Reimagining the Examen offers various versions of the Examen, based on St. Ignatius’s 500-year-old prayer. Each one guides you through a stimulating reflection on your day, helping you invite God into your nitty-gritty. 

Jesuit Universal Apostolic Preferences 2019

Universal Apostolic Preferences are the fruit of a process of discernment lasting almost two years. All Jesuits were invited to take part and in addition our mission partners. It concluded with a confirmation from Pope Francis in a special meeting with Fr General Arturo Sosa. The Preferences give a horizon, a point of reference to the whole Society of Jesus. They capture our imaginations and awaken our desires. They unite us in our mission. The new Preferences are four areas vital for our world today. The Society of Jesus will pay special attention to them in the next ten years. To read more about the Universal Apostolic Preferences, please visit the Jesuits' global website.

  1. Showing the way to God
    Show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment
  2. Walking with the Excluded
    Walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice
  3. Journeying with Youth
    Accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future
  4. Caring for our Common Home
    Collaborate, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation

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