Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Ignatian Spirituality in the Time of Pandemic – Fr. James Martin, SJ

by | May 24, 2020

James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, member of IVC’s National Advisory Council, editor at large of America, consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication and the author of many books including Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide and, most recently, Building a Bridge.  He is a frequent commentator in the national and international media and has appeared on all the major networks discussing religion and spirituality.  He has been a Jesuit for 32 years.

On March 13, 2020, Fr. Jim wrote “Faith in the time of Coronavirus” for America.  Here we are, several weeks later and we asked what more we can do to breathe new life into our faith and hear God’s voice throughout the pandemic.  Fr. Jim offered three Ignatian resources:  Discernment of Spirits, focusing on gratitude in your everyday Examen, and praying through Ignatian Contemplation.  Hear Fr. Jim’s thoughts below.


IVC By the Numbers

  • 25 – years of IVC service to the poor and marginalized

  • 650 – Number of IVC members serving each year across the country

  • 447,200 – Hours of service each year to the poor and marginalized