Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatian Spirituality serves as our animating principle and guide for Georgetown University and the work of Mission and Ministry. Even before he founded the Society of Jesus, Ignatius of Loyola had come to the deep conviction that God desires a personal relationship with all people --who in turn could seek to find God in the ordinary substance of their lives. Through his famous manual of prayer, the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius offers a program of prayer and reflection through which retreatants are invited to grow in freedom so as to know the love of God more deeply. Below are some links to historical and spiritual resources in the Ignatian Tradition. 

"The Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius Loyola":  Georgetown University has brought leading scholars together to share their perspectives on the renewal in the way the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola are practiced, culminating in the development of a video series, "The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola: Renewal & Dynamics."

"The Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises": Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., delivered a series of ten lectures at Holy Trinity Parish in Washington, D.C. The lectures provide advanced reflection on the classic text of the Exercises for men and women who serve as guides for retreatants undertaking the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. 

Jesuits.org: Learn more about the Society of Jesus and Ignatian Spirituality from the Jesuit Conference. 

IgnatianSpirituality.com: IgnatianSpirituality.com offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world. IgnatianSpirituality.com serves all audiences—the curious, the knowledgeable, and the expert. IgnatianSpirituality.com is a ministry of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). 

Loyola Press: Learn more about Ignatian Spirituality from Loyola Press, a Jesuit publishing company and an apostolate of the Chicago-Detroit Province of Jesuits. 

Sacred Space: Sacred Space is an online prayer resource that provides daily prayers, scripture and reflection. Sacred Space is a work of the Irish Province of Jesuits.

Pray-as-you-go:  Daily prayer downloads that combine music, Scripture and some questions for reflection. 

Online 19th Annotation: Rev. Francis Schemel, SJ's online version of the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises.