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.

A cannonball moment with a homeless man

November 22, 2021

Sean O'Rourke, alumnus of Gonzaga College SJ, experienced a transformative moment when he saw the crucified Christ in a homeless man

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Seeing reality like Jesus

November 2, 2021

Fr Arturo Sosa, worldwide Jesuit leader, encourages people to join him in asking for the grace to look at reality in the way of Jesus

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Special monthly videos for Ignatian Year

October 26, 2021

Fr General Arturo Sosa SJ draws from his latest book to encourage people to prayerfully walk with Saint Ignatius and Jesuits around the world

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A cannonball moment with Ignatian prayer

September 6, 2021

Spiritual Director Siobhan Murphy speaks of an experience during a prayer workshop that led to a long-term faith commitment

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Lights, camera, action

July 14, 2021

The Faludi Film and Media section of the Hungarian Jesuit Province is inviting Jesuits and colleagues to take part in their annual International Film and Photo Competition.

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A cannonball moment with a young rapper

July 6, 2021

Writer Gavin Thomas Murphy describes an eye-opening experience with a young orphan and rapper in Guyana

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A cannonball moment where it all began

June 18, 2021

Gráinne Delaney, chaplain in Crescent College, Limerick, describes her own 'cannonball' experience in Loyola itself – where St Ignatius had his

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‘Cannonball moment’ on video

June 8, 2021

Jesuits, friends, and colleagues are making short 'cannonball' videos to mark the Ignatian 500 anniversaries taking place during 2021/2022. This is Christine Halloran's

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Walking with Ignatius, walking with our world

May 19, 2021

A new book with Father General Arturo Sosa SJ was launched in Rome on 11 May 2021 as part of the celebrations to mark the Ignatian Year

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Launching the Ignatius 500 Year

May 12, 2021

'The Ignatius 500 Year' will be launched by the Irish Jesuit Provincial, Leonard Moloney SJ, at a Mass in Gardiner St Church celebrated by Archbishop Dermot Farrell, on 20 May 2021

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