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Ignatian Spirituality

Finding God in All Things – In Everyday Life

A Christian spiritual tradition, Ignatian spirituality challenges us to encounter God in all things, witnessing to the joy of the Gospel. Based on the Spiritual Exercises written by St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignatian spirituality gives us tools for the journey. We’re meant to go forth into the world as contemplatives in action, discerning God’s desire for our lives here, now, and acting on God’s invitation. We are women and men for and with others, hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor—and responding. And we do all for the greater glory of God – Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – AMDG.
 

Discernment and Ignatian Forms of Prayer

A spiritual discipline, Discernment calls us to notice the thoughts, emotions, desires that move within our heart and souls when we are considering situation or important decision. Where is the Holy Spirit leading us?
 
The Examen, a review of the day, in God’s presence is a foundational prayer of reflection that helps us go deeper into understanding of ourselves and God’s presence in the everyday.
 
Imaginative Prayer or Ignatian Contemplation is a manner of prayer that helps us use our imaginations as we read Sacred Scripture – bringing it to life.
 
 

Ignatian spirituality is one way to help us develop a deeper friendship with Jesus, drawing us closer to God.

You can learn more about Ignatian spirituality by contacting the parish to set up a conversation with one of the Jesuit priests here or at Ignatian.info
 

About Parish Ministries

St. Ignatius of Loyola tells us that Jesus’ desire is that we join Him in making God’s dream for the world present in our decisions and actions. In this way, we are living the gifts of the Eucharist as the visible presence of God’s love in our world. Here at Our Lady of Hope we trust that God has provided – in us – the people, talents, and resources needed to make God’s dream real.

We nourish each other as Jesus wished. Through our more than two dozen ministries we work to alleviate spiritual and physical hunger, reduce the isolation of people who are lonely or excluded, and we care for our common home – the environment, in the wider world and in our hearts.

Naturally, there’s more we could do. Ignatius called it “the magis”: doing the very best quality work that we can for the greater service of God and universal good. Your commitment and participation brings these ministries to life in the spirit of the magis.

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