31 Days with St. Ignatius

I know we’re already 2 days into this month of July but I just found out about a nice resource for spending the 31 days of July focusing on St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose feast we celebrate on July 31. It is a calendar full of resources to celebrate all things Ignatian: St. Ignatius, Ignatian spirituality, reflections, prayers, videos, and activities. This makes for a very nice summer exercise for catechists to immerse themselves in […]

Ignatian Spirituality.com

I have to tell you about an exciting new resource: Ignatian Spirituality.com. IgnatianSpirituality.com is a service of Loyola Press, a ministry of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world. IgnatianSpirituality.com serves all audiences—the curious, the knowledgeable, and the expert. IgnatianSpirituality.com provides pathways into the major areas of Ignatian spirituality: prayer spiritual direction retreats making good decisions   […]

40 Ideas for 40 Days – Lenten Activities: Praying the Daily Examen

Today’s Lenten activity is one that some catechists are already familiar with and that is the notion of praying the Daily Examen, an Ignatian form of prayer. Praying the Daily Examen Arrange to have a TV/DVD player in your room. Insert any DVD, and press PLAY. (Keep the sound off.) Invite the young people to imagine that they are demonstrating how to use this equipment to someone who has never done so. Say, “I’d like […]

Lent is Just Around the Corner – Living Stations, Anyone?

Lent is just around the corner (Ash Wednesday is February 25, 2009) and catechists are looking for lenten ideas and activities to mark the season. I have 2 very special plans for this blog: First, I am collecting scripts for the Living Stations of the Cross to make available to you through my blog. Many parishes involve their young people in the Living Stations of the Cross and write their own scripts that they develop […]

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