Exploring Ignatian Life


I have just returned from a weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland where I was running a workshop with Matthew Power SJ. Both Matthew and I are vocations directors for our respective provinces.

The workshop was called Exploring Ignatian Life and it was aimed at young adults who wanted to know more about Ignatian spirituality and ways in which people commit themselves to living it out.

We began with a reflection on St Ignatius – how he began to notice God’s action within his life and the different ways in which he responded as he grew in maturity of faith.

Then we spent time reflecting on our own lives, noticing the significant events and relationships through which we have experienced God in our lives. The sharing on this and the reflection was really enriching. I am always struck by the ways in which God acts directly within our lives, guiding us through events and circumstances to grow more and more into the person we are called to be.

Then we looked briefly at different ways in which Ignatian spirituality is lived out – religious brothers, sisters and priests, CLC as well as many other lay people who allow their lives to be profoundly influenced by the spirituality of St Ignatius.

Thanks to all who took part, and particular thanks to the Jesuit community in Edinburgh who welcomed us. What a wonderful group of  people!

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2 Responses to “Exploring Ignatian Life”

  1. Sr Ger Curran Says:

    Lynne, I am glad all went well. Ger C

  2. madeleinefcj Says:

    The thing that I just love about Ignatian spirituality is that it’s so REAL!!!!!!!!! We truly do find God in our life experiences and relationships….and what we find is that God is seeking US in our life experiences and relationships!!!!! It’s such an exciting way to life and to pray!

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