The Ignatian Year

In May 1521 Ignatius was recuperating in his family’s castle at Loyola after his legs were damaged by a cannonball at the siege of Pamplona. Bored, he began to read a life of Christ and the lives of the saints. And so his conversion to a life of imitating Christ began. That was 500 years ago this year. Jesuits all around the world celebrate this conversion over the coming year, beginning on 22 May 2021 and finishing on 31 July 2022, the anniversary of his canonisation.

Ignatius 500 – A year to remember

August 31, 2022

Gerry Clarke SJ and Christine Halloran report on the events that took place during the Ignatian Year, including the special closing Mass.

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The shared Jesuit mission

July 18, 2022

Fr General Arturo Sosa SJ explains how the Jesuit mission is shared by many laypeople offering lessons in dialogue and openness.

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Jesuit education: Freedom and hope

June 7, 2022

Fr General Arturo Sosa reflects on institutions for the growth of young people, the war against individualism, and popular schooling models.

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Cannonball moment: Plane crash to solidarity with refugees

May 23, 2022

Irish Jesuit John K Guiney recounts how the crash of a Cessna aircraft he was travelling in reinforced his closeness to refugees.

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Growing in awareness of our common home

May 3, 2022

The worldwide Jesuit leader speaks of the Ignatian commitment to respond to the devastating consequences of carelessness for creation.

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Ignatian Spirituality in 15 points

April 25, 2022

Brendan McManus SJ and Christine Halloran ran a six-week induction course for Jesuit colleagues.

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Decoding the ‘Constitutions’

April 14, 2022

Inter-provincial workshops on the Ignatian Constitutions are inspiring participants.

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Celebrating the saints

March 23, 2022

Jesuits and partners around the world celebrated the 400th anniversary of the canonisations of St Ignatius and Francis Xavier, on 12 March.

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A cannonball moment: From worldly fame to vocation

February 21, 2022

Brendan McManus SJ describes his work in IT before entering the Jesuits and how he learned to listen to the still, small voice of God.

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Showing the way to God

January 31, 2022

For February 2022, Fr General Arturo Sosa speaks of finding God in daily life through the Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian discernment

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