Ignatian Spirituality invites us to encounter God in the practical, real experiences of our daily lives. Based on the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the 16th century patron saint of retreats, this spirituality promotes an understanding of God as an active, loving, and constant presence in our lives. In community with others, we respond to God’s love and come to know him through the world around us. Seeing “God in all things,” the Ignatian contemplative strives to become a “man or woman for others,” demonstrating faith through everyday acts of love. More than just a way of thinking or belief, Ignatian Spirituality is a concrete way of life that fosters deeper prayer, offers a medium for discernment, and nurtures a commitment to social justice. It is a spirituality of the heart that recognizes the sacredness of lived experience.
Tim Muldoon, professor at Boston College and published author and blogger, talks about the beauty and practicality of Ignatian Spirituality.
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