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All the news from our e-newsletter, and Ignatian news from other sources

November 3, 2021

A deepening of my spiritual life beyond measure

From the First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) training team, Anita Davine, reflects on the FSE ministry and her joy filled experience training a new group of FSE Givers. As I ponder the fruits and graces of the FSE […]
November 1, 2021

From a lady’s man to being Our Lady’s man

For Ignatius at Montserrat, the Blessed Mary was a caring mother who would bring him closer to her Son, Jesus. Maurus Irsan Rimawal SJ from Myanmar reflects on Montserrat. Montserrat is a mountain 20 miles […]
November 1, 2021

What do you want from me God?

On the cusp of a significant spiritual insight.’ Laetitia Puthenpadath reflects on Ignatius’ transformative experience at the foot of the black Madonna in Monserrat. ‘He was like a roughly hewn and ill-shaped piece of marble […]
November 1, 2021

Two Standards – Do we protect or pollute our oceans?

This is a brief reflection of the blessed time we recently enjoyed as a family, sailing among some of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.  The islands visited included South Mole, Lindeman, Shaw, Goldsmith, Thomas, Whitsunday, and […]
October 29, 2021

‘The Way’ to Jesus – a ceramic story

Two beautiful ceramic sculptures of Ignatius with Mary – as a young boy and at Monserrat. Read what inspired Margaret Strobl, Giver of the First Spiritual Exercises, and sculptural ceramicist, to create these pieces. I’ve […]
October 5, 2021

Stoppage

Ignatius arrived by stretcher at his family home in Azpeitia, Loyola, a broken man, physically and in every other way – a casualty of war, with a totally shattered leg, a man stopped in his tracks, […]
October 5, 2021

Ignatius – The Pilgrim

Wisdom says that only in fire You will find the Beloved. Do not make a home In the certainty of words Instead, leap into the fire Until you are burnt in the fire, You haven’t […]
October 5, 2021

Aranzazu

Margaret Strobl reflects on Ignatius’ ongoing awakening of love and devotion to Mary and the shrine of Mary at Aranzazu.  This month finds our pilgrimage, under Mary’s guidance, at Loyola, Ignatius’ home. One can’t help […]
October 5, 2021

Book Review: Earth Our Original Monastery

Christine V. Paintner, Earth Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude Through Intimacy with Nature (Notre Dame: Sorin Books, 2020). ‘Cultivating wonder and gratitude through intimacy with nature’ In this reflection by Christine Paintner, who […]
October 5, 2021

Responding to a call from Central Queensland

As a girl who grew up in country Queensland, I was delighted to be invited recently to visit the communities of Blackwater and Emerald as one of the team from the Faber Centre. Mary Robson, […]
October 5, 2021

Like a Butterfly – Isabel’s experience of the Spiritual Exercises

I arrived at the Exercises ready to move into a cocoon, I was weary, tired, dejected, wounded, I needed tender loving care. I was ready to hide in Your cocoon. I had travelled a long […]
October 5, 2021

The First Spiritual Exercises Ministry seeds scatter far and wide

The First Spiritual Exercises ministry began in Australia over 17 years ago when it was suggested to Michael Hansen SJ that he research and write about the exercises first offered by Ignatius and his companions. […]

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