Songs and smells are two of the most powerful recallers of memories. Praying with them lets God into the intimate details of your life. Perhaps those magic “sensual” moments are a way of God revealing something special to you.
No time for an extended retreat? Try a 10-minute one.
Ever distracted in prayer? Only about 100% of people are. Pay attention to your distractions. Perhaps they are a way God is speaking to you.
Saint Ignatius gives pray-ers a tip for gaining “spiritual relish”. Perhaps it can be considered a condiment for your prayer. Spread it thick!
Ignatian spirituality is a treasure because it is a spirituality that requires your full involvement and God’s full involvement. I cannot solely search within me for the answers and, on the other hand, I cannot discern what God desires for me if I do not look within.
A scripture reflection on God’s providing to us always. The Bible has many examples of this, including from the 1st readings in the 19th and 17th Sundays of Ordinary Time: 2 Kgs 4:42-44; 1 Kgs 19:4-8
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.
One of the hardest ways of prayer is praying for those people who you said you’d pray for. It’s easy to tell someone that you’re praying for them but sometimes hard to remember. Thankfully our thoughts about others can become prayers for them.
How can you be a contemplative in action? Rest and reflection! A reflection on Mark 6:30-34 using the Ignatian method of stopping, resting, reflecting, and then going back to work. It’s a must in any faith life.