Join a community of pilgrims on the Ignatian journey to find God in all things.
Follow the footsteps of Ignatius from his years as a young page in Arevalo, Spain to his final days as Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Italy. Read from Ignatius’ own writings, insights from selected Jesuit sources, and invitations to programs on Ignatian spirituality all while joining a community of prayer.
Suggested Reading Material
A Pilgrim's Testament: The Memoirs of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
This new edition of the autobiography of Saint Ignatius of Loyola includes fascinating notes that accompany this important text, making it more accessible to all.
"The very best English translation of the Autobiography with a superb introduction, helpful footnotes and appendices, this new edition is bound to become the English-language standard."
- James Martin, S.J., author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
The Life of Ignatius of Loyola
This biography of Ignatius was written about a decade after the saint’s death by Pedro de Ribadeneira, an early companion who became an important witness of the early decades of the new order.
"His biography differs from all others because it was put together by someone who actually knew and lived with his subject. It offers insights into his subject and the context within which events happened."
- Eric, 5/5 Star Review
Ignatius of Loyola: Letters and Instructions
Ignatius of Loyola is well known for his Spiritual Exercises and the Constitutions. But he was also the author of about 7,000 letters, some 370 of which are contained in a volume that is now the largest such collection in English.
"These letters are a hidden gem into the life of Ignatius."
- Fr. Barton T. Geger, editor of A Pilgrim's Testament
Prayer for Finding God in All Things: The Daily Examen of St. Ignatius Loyola
The Daily Examen of St. Ignatius, derived from The Spiritual Exercises, is a 10 to 20 minute prayer that should be undertaken at least once a day. The Examen is designed for restful contemplation, and this version is adapted to the demands of contemporary life.
"[T]his booklet can be a godsend. Following the true spirit of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Sister Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J. shows how the daily examen, moving beyond conventional moralism, can contribute to a loving relationship with God and blend into a prayer of trustful gratitude."
- Cardinal Avery Dulles
For those looking for a more structured retreat involving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, our 12 Weeks in Manresa can be done asynchronously at any time. The retreat book can be found for purchase here, and more details on the retreat can be found here.
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