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Celebrating Cannonball Day

May 20, 2022 – For Jesuits, May 20 is not just another date on the calendar, but rather a pivotal moment in our founder’s history: It marks the anniversary of the spiritual conversion of St. Ignatius. St. Ignatius was struck by a cannonball 501 years ago today during the Battle of Pamplona, leaving him with …

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Five Saints, One Canonization

On March 12, 2022, a Solemn Mass at the Church of the Gesù in Rome will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Sts. Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Ávila, Isidore the Farmer, and Philip Neri.

Mappers of Space and Time

“Universe” means all things. Ever since Ignatius, Jesuits have found consolation in the universe, in all things. In every corner of the universe that they have mapped, they have found God.

How St. Ignatius Can Help Us See God in the Noise and Interruptions of this Pandemic Year

Ordinarily this retreat in everyday life would take place in person. But this year the retreats and spiritual direction are taking place via Zoom, and I attend them from my office, which is also my closet. My hour of daily prayer takes place not during the peaceful morning lull when my children are at school, but right in their presence, since they are learning at home.

How Lessons from St. Ignatius (and the Mandalorian) Can Bless Our Pandemic Christmas

This is part of a two-part series connecting “The Mandalorian” to the Advent and Christmas seasons. Click here for part one. By Mike Jordan Laskey A couple of weeks ago, while pushing my one-year-old son in his stroller and enjoying his gentle babbling, I texted a friend that this activity made me feel just like …

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