Online Spirituality Resources
Ignatian prayer is imaginative, reflective, and personal. At the heart of Ignatian prayer are the Spiritual Exercises and the Daily Examen. Learn more about these and other ways of praying at ignatianspirituality.com, plus explore Ignatian spirituality as a way to pray, an approach to making decisions, a point of view about God, and a practical guide to everyday life.
Navigate to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website for today's bible readings.
Faculty, staff, and administrators of Creighton University, a Jesuit university in Omaha, Nebraska, write reflections on each day's readings. Access their reflections, and other online prayer resources, here.
Produced by the Jesuits of Ireland, this site offers daily prayer, reflections, readings, and music.
Download .mp3 files of daily prayers from the Jesuits in the United Kingdom.
Take the Breviary with you on the go in a free app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Download the app by following the link.
Download the NAB onto your iPhone or iPad for $2.99. Follow the link to access the app store for purchase.
A short but substantive daily prayer experience with Scripture, music, and images.
A 34-week Ignatian retreat in daily life is offered online, with .mp3 versions of the retreat also available.
A map which locates each of the Jesuit Retreat Centers in the United States.
Learn more about distinctive components of Ignatian spirituality and how to incorporate them into your spiritual life.
Allow the team at Ignatianspirituality.com to introduce you to this spirituality for everyday life. This resource presents the basics of Ignatian spirituality, but also offers in-depth information for those already familiar with some Ignatian practices.
Also available is The Ignatian Way, a series of seven online presentations that introduce the main ideas of Ignatian spirituality. Follow the link to watch each 8-15 minute presentation online and interact with tools which will help you learn about Ignatian spirituality.
A compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices, the Spiritual Exercises were developed by Saint Ignatius to help people deepen their relationship with God. All characteristic themes of Ignatian spirituality are grounded in the Exercises. Find out more about the Spiritual Exercises by following the link.
The Examen is a technique for prayerful reflection on the events of the day that assists in detecting God's presence and discerning God's direction. Access several versions of the Examen, and instructions to guide your prayer, here.
A collection of classic prayers by Saint Ignatius, prayers written by members of the Society through the ages, as well as additional Ignatian-inspired prayers.
Learn more about the Ignatian practice of discernment of spirits in decision making and everyday life.
In the words of Editor-at-Large and JST grad Paddy Gilger, SJ: "This site is about Jesus, politics, and pop-culture, it's about the Catholic Church, sports, and Socrates. It's about making the case for God (better: letting God make the case for Himself) in our secular age." Explore essays on a range of topics from Ignatian perspectives.
America, a Jesuit magazine, is "a Catholic media ministry that interprets the Church for the world and the world for the Church. It is a forum for discussion of religion, society, politics and culture from a Catholic perspective. The Ignatian tradition of 'finding God in all things' and the promotion of justice shape our commentary. Founded in 1909 by the Jesuit order and directed today by Jesuits and lay colleagues, America, is a resource for spiritual renewal and social analysis guided by the spirit of charity." Get connected with articles, blogs, commentaries, videos, podcasts and more on the America website.
Thinking Faith is the online journal of the Jesuits of Britain. The website offers articles and reviews to help readers think about their faith, and think, through their faith, about the world.
Looking for opportunities to work for social justice in the world today? This site is a rich resource for learning about social justice work being done by Jesuits and their friends. It includes an extensive list of links to national Jesuit and Ignatian social ministries, as well as links to ministries within each Jesuit province in the United States and ministries associated with Jesuit colleges and universities.
ISN promotes leadership and advocacy among students, alumni, and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes, and ministries by educating and its members on social justice issues. Find out more about ISN membership, programs, resources, and get connected with voices for justice by following ISN blogs.
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), in collaboration with the Society of Jesus, enhances the capacity of local organizations to serve their communities by providing Jesuit Volunteers to directly serve the poor and marginalized in the United States and developing countries. Jesuit Volunteers commit to a year or more of living simply in community, immersed in Ignatian spirituality. Learn more about becoming a JV or about the program.
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) provides mature men and women, typically 50 years of age or older, the opportunity to serve the needs of people who are poor, to work for a more just society, and to grow deeper in Christian faith by reflecting and praying in the Ignatian tradition. Find out more about the program and discover opportunities to get involved.
JRS accompanies, serves, and advocates for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Learn more about JRS and its mission, stay informed on critical human rights issues, and discover how you can support the mission of JRS. The link above directs to the JRS International site; you may also choose to be directed to the Jesuit Refugee Service/United States site.
The COC researches, educates, and advocates from Catholic social tradition to create a world where economic, political, and cultural systems promote sustainable flourishing of the global community. Their strategic goals include influencing public policy, exercising national and international leadership, as well as educating for justice and social transformation. Learn more at their website.
A national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice, Sojourners is particularly committed to racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship. Explore their site for resources, get connected to their blogs and magazine, and look for opportunities to get involved.