Buddhism and Ignatian spirituality have many fascinating parallels.
Discover the power of Nothing. Darkness and emptiness is not an absence of God but rather an inviting space for God to fill.
Saint Ignatius gives pray-ers a tip for gaining “spiritual relish”. Perhaps it can be considered a condiment for your prayer. Spread it thick!
July 31 is the feast of Saint Ignatius! Children already speak the language of Ignatian spirituality because they have the capability to imagine, feel, and reflect. Here are three ways to integrate Ignatian spirituality into the lives of kids.
What good can we find in Catholic guilt—or even guilt in general? Healthy guilt can lead to positive change for the world. Consider the stories we learn of in just one 24-hour news day. If we can imaginatively enter a gospel scene in the Ignatian tradition of prayer where we interact with Jesus and all the characters, can’t we do the same with news stories? And if you feel guilt, ask God what it might be saying to you.
Why doesn’t God solve all our problems? We’re forgetting an important part of God’s plan to redeem and heal the world. And our purpose is more than just converting and baptising.
Like dreams in the movie Inception, imaginative prayer can let us make real things hidden in the subsconcious by taking us to a “fantasy” place. Such meditations are not an escape from reality but rather a way to get more in touch with God by processing and revealing stuff about our feelings and experiences.
Two of Disney’s cornerstones are dreams and imagination. What do they have to do with the spiritual life?