Ignatian Basics


Seeing the Whole

It's important to look at a piece of the jigsaw puzzle, but we must also know its context. In the spiritual life we must widen our gaze and see more of the whole picture.



Guiding Principles

What are you prioritising in life? In other words, what are the big principles and values around which you organise your life? These principles will inform almost everything. Here are some ways to intentionally discern your life’s guiding principles.

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The Ordinariness of Lent

In the desert, Jesus discovered that he was human and hungry and lonely. Lent is not so much about penances and bodily denial as it is a season to discover our ordinariness.

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Disidentifying with the False Self

We all struggle with a “shadow side” that gets us anxious or judgemental. Ignatius invites us to externalise this part of ourselves a bit so we can let our true selves emerge, the part of us that is compassionate and loving.

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This guide will offer you a process and framework for discerning a particular decision using the approaches and prayer methods in the Ignatian tradition.


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