God invites us to an ever deeper walk with Him.
Ignatian Spirituality sees God as actively involved in the world and intimately involved in every place and moment in our lives – always inviting us to an ever deeper walk.
Ignatian Spirituality is rooted in the experience of Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), a Basque aristocrat, who, after being seriously wounded at the Battle of Pamplona, underwent a profound spiritual conversion. Ignatian Spirituality places great emphasis on discerning God’s presence in the everyday experiences of ordinary life.
Over many decades during his own spiritual journey, Ignatius collected his insights, prayers, and suggestions for living a spiritual life. He recorded them as the Spiritual Exercises, which was later published and became one of the most influential books on the spiritual life ever written.
In 1539, Ignatius founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit Order) from which Ignatian Spirituality was born.
Ignatian Spirituality, and the Spiritual Exercises, provided both then and now, a way to pray, an approach to making decisions and a practical guide to everyday life. With its focus on individual and personal experience, Ignatian Spirituality continues to be relevant and well suited for today’s men and women navigating their way in an increasingly active and ever changing world.
About Saint Ignatius of Loyola and how the Spiritual Exercises are utilized in living a deep spiritual life.