Category Archives: Do you speak Ignatian?

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The Ignatian Way: Learning Resources

Would you like to know more about Ignatian spirituality but aren’t sure where to start or how to find the time?  Well, look no further.  Ignatian Spirituality.com (an online service of Loyola Press) has produced a series of free, short (8-15 minutes each) multimedia slide presentations based on the materials written by Brian Grogan, S.J., of the Irish Jesuits.  The site promises that, once you’ve finished the series, “you should have a good idea of what Ignatian spirituality is all about, and how it can help you to grow closer to God.”   So far three presentations are available for viewing:

#1 What Is Ignatian Prayer?
#2 Ignatian Spirituality: An Overview
#3 Finding God in All Things

Forthcoming presentation include:

#4 The Spiritual Exercises
#5 The Daily Examen
#6 What Is Discernment?
#7 Decision Making
#8 Men and Women for Others
#9 The Life of St. Ignatius

To access the video presentations, visit The Ignatian Way web page.  While you’re there, you can sign up to receive alerts when new presentations become available.

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Praying the Examen through the Lens of Diversity

Jesuit Resources, Xavier University’s online resource for Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality, offers readers a model for praying the Examen through the lens of diversity.  The Examen is a form of daily prayer that St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, practiced and taught in his Spiritual Exercises.  This five-step meditative practice takes only a few minutes and is meant to provide an opportunity to engage in prayerful reflection on the events of our day, in order to discover God’s presence and direction for us.  For more information about the Daily Examen, including suggestions for how to make the Examen part of your day, click here.