God’s Deepening Life In Me: Lessons From Saint Ignatius

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How may I desire and choose what better leads to God’s deepening life in me? 

To help answer this question, we invite you to join us on a five-part journey exploring the life and teachings of Ignatius Loyola. 

Week 1: Meet Ignatius Loyola (Fr. Pat Rogers, SJ)

Week 2: Finding God in All Things (Denny Dawgert)

Week 3: Becoming a Contemplative in Action (Teddy Michel)

Week 4: Looking at the world in an Incarnational way (Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM)

Week 5: Seeking freedom and detachment (Denny Dawgert)

Week 1: Meet Ignatius Loyola

 Week 1 Background Resources  (click below)

1. First Principle and Foundation

2. Ignatius’s Biography

3. What Are the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

4. Four-minute video answering “What are the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius?”

 

 

Week 2: Finding God In All Things

Week 2 Background Resources  (click below)

1. The Daily Examen

2. Pedro Arrupe Prayer

3. Scripture Resources:

Psalm 63, Psalm 139, Isa 43: 1-7, and Jer 31:3 

4. Deepening God’s Life in Me Reflection Questions

 

Week 3: Becoming a Contemplative in Action

 

Week 3 Background Resources (click below)

1. Questions to sit with (Word Document) (PDF)

2. Scripture Resources: Mt 22:34-40; James 2: 14-26; Mark 6: 30-34

3. Fr. Rick Malloy, SJ Reflection on Fall in Love, Stay in Love, It Will Decide Everything: (Word Document) (PDF)

4. Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation: Julian of Norwich-Nothing Will Separate Us from Love

5. Denny Dawgert Examen Video

6. Extra Credit – google the following phrase, “your active life feeds your contemplative life and your contemplative life informs your active life”.  Take 5-10 minutes to peruse the search results.

 

Week 4: Looking at the World in an Incarnational Way

 

Week 4 Background Resources (click below)

1. Questions to sit with: (Word Document) (PDF)

2. At the end of the day – A mirror of questions: (Word Document) (PDF)

3. Post-Resurrection Appearance of Jesus: (Word Document) (PDF)

4. Additional Links:

 

 

Week 5: Seeking Freedom and Detachment

Week 5 Background Resources (click below)

1. Principle and Foundation Traditional Translation

2. Principle and Foundation Contemporary Translation

3. Questions to sit with: (Word) (PDF)