A Virtual Pilgrimage with a Community of Prayer
About the app
The Journey With Ignatius app is a 12 week virtual pilgrimage. There is weekly content based on the themes and locations of the week, daily content for suggested prayer and spiritual reading, and a social forum to join a community of prayer and spiritual engagement. We strongly encourage participants to do the pilgrimage within a group, with the suggestion of biweekly small group faith sharing meetings. Where possible, we encourage you to form a group of your friends, or from your parish, school, or any other group.
Downloading the app (it’s free!) to explore its content is the best way to learn about it, but, we hope the following gives an introduction to what the pilgrimage entails:
The app has four tabs which consist of the following:
The “Journey” tab marks the progression of the pilgrimage and contains content and information regarding the theme and location of the week, including a video presentation, excerpts from the biography and autobiography of St. Ignatius, and the featured high school for the week, whose students have provided the daily witness reflections in the "Today" tab.
The “Today” tab marks our daily activity. In undertaking this virtual pilgrimage, it is intended that the pilgrim grow in mind, body, and soul.
- Soul - Daily verse from Scripture to contemplate
- Body - Daily Journey - for those interested, the app will track our daily steps, as well as our total steps from the start of the pilgrimage. We encourage participants to engage in prayer walks (or any form of exercise) as they partake in this virtual journey
- Mind - Daily reading from a Jesuit Source
- Witness - Daily reflections from Cristo Rey and Jesuit high school students based on the week's theme
- Daily Examen - A guided audio Examen that will change weekly
The community guestbooks are where pilgrims can interact and share reflections, quotes, pictures, insights, etc., of a spiritual dimension. There is a guestbook with an optional reflection question in each of the 12 locations. This platform is meant only for spiritual sharing and uplifting; in this time where there is so much division, anger, and negativity, this platform will be meant for spiritual edification, instilling hope, and connecting with others on a deep, positive level.
The mission of our Institute is to deepen appreciation for Jesuit spirituality and history, and during these difficult times, this is important as ever. For this reason, we are delighted to offer the Journey with Ignatius Virtual Pilgrimage App at no cost. However, the development and execution of the app is a considerable investment of time and money on our part, and any potential support would be greatly appreciated. If every app user donated $25, it would greatly defray the cost of the development of the app. God bless you and thank you for your support for and involvement in our mission. Click below to make a tax-deductible donation to support our Institute.