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Showing the way to God

Show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment

Reality - how things stand

We are constantly being bombarded with images and options and there is almost no space to find our true self or to let God find us. We often don’t know or drown out our own desires, our passions and a sense of our true vocation. Without the wisdom of the Spirit we can easily have a sense that we are not in charge of our own destiny, puppets at the mercy of the moment.

God's Dream

We get in touch with our deepest self, the space where God speaks to us, through discernment. Discernment is not only necessary when serious problems have to be solved, it is an instrument of struggle to follow the Lord better day by day and hour by hour.

“When wisdom comes into your heart and knowledge is a delight to you, then prudence will be there to watch over you, and discernment be your guardian.”
Proverbs 2:10-11

“Wisdom is brilliant, she never fades. By those who love her, she is readily seen, by those who seek her, she is readily found”
Wisdom 6:12

Our Response

In the next ten years, we want to share with others this most fundamental discovery of our own lives: Jesus Christ.

We want to help people find Him and to live His way.

We want to accompany people as they discern complex choices in the social, economic, cultural and political spheres. We will help to create environments that favour free personal processes, independent of social or ethnic pressure.

We want to promote in depth study of the Spiritual Exercises. We want to give the Exercises in places of social exclusion so that people will know they are part of one family in solidarity with one another and with the Creator.

We want to offer a deeper alternative to secularism. A mature secular society will allow a greater and better exercise of religious freedom, recognising the complex dimensions of human freedom.

 

Take Action

• Find Essential Ignatian Resources.

• Listen to God calling through this prayer.

• Learn more about Jesuit spirituality.

• Keep in touch through our social media and newsletter.

• Take part in a Jesuit Retreat and find a spiritual director through the Jesuits’ website in your country.

• Pray using the resources shared in our websites and smartphone apps. Find your favourite here.

• Inspire others by sharing this site with your friends.

Mark 9: 20-24

“Lord, I believe, Help my Unbelief”

1 Corinthians 2:12

“Now instead of the spirit of the world, we have received the Spirit that comes from God, to teach us to understand the gifts that he has given us.”

For more ideas see Ignatian Discernment web site.

Attributed to Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ

Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than
falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.

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    What can I do?
    Specific ideas for the next step

    • Find Essential Ignatian Resources.

    • Listen to God calling through this prayer.

    • Learn more about Jesuit spirituality.

    • Keep in touch through our social media and newsletter.

    • Take part in a Jesuit Retreat and find a spiritual director through the Jesuits’ website in your country.

    • Pray using the resources shared in our websites and smartphone apps. Find your favourite here.

    • Inspire others by sharing this site with your friends.

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    How can I pray?
    Prayer resources

    John 20: 24-29

    “Lord, I believe, Help my Unbelief”

    1 Corinthians 2:12

    “Now instead of the spirit of the world, we have received the Spirit that comes from God, to teach us to understand the gifts that he has given us.”

    Attributed to Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ

    Nothing is more practical than
    finding God, than
    falling in Love
    in a quite absolute, final way.
    What you are in love with,
    what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
    It will decide
    what will get you out of bed in the morning,
    what you do with your evenings,
    how you spend your weekends,
    what you read, whom you know,
    what breaks your heart,
    and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
    Fall in Love, stay in love,
    and it will decide everything.

    For more ideas see Ignatian Discernment web site.

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