Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) - Hundred Greatest Men, The. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1885.St Ignatius of Loyola

1491-31 July 1556

Teach us, Good Lord,
to serve you as you deserve
to give and not count the cost
to fight and not to heed the wounds
to toil and not to seek for rest
to labour and not ask for any reward,
save that of knowing we do you will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord

The Examen

candleExamination of consciousness
light a candle
be peaceful for 15 mins


  1. Become aware of God’s presence.
  2. Review the day with gratitude.
  3. Pay attention to your emotions.
  4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
  5. Look toward tomorrow.


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This was used as a handout on Sunday 12 August 2018