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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Ignatian prayer podcast

From the Catholic Church in England and Wales, the School of Prayer podcast series offers a six minute audio tutorial on Ignatian prayer by Fr. Rob Marsh SJ. Here's the description ...

Today it's the turn of St Ignatius as we look at Ignatian prayer and spirituality for our Schools of Prayer podcast series.

St Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus - the Jesuits - in 1540. Today there are over 18,000 priests and brothers present in more than 100 countries.

One of the 18,000 just so happens to be our current Holy Father, Pope Francis. His heart for social justice, deep prayer and inspirational teaching in some ways makes him a typical Jesuit.

So who can tell us more about St Ignatius and his teaching? How can we learn from Ignatian Spirituality to deepen our own prayer by having that personal encounter with God - that face-to-face conversation?

We visited Campion Hall in Oxford to speak to Dr Rob Marsh SJ:

"Of all the things I could say about Ignatius of Loyola's attitude to prayer, the one that strikes me most, is his belief that God is alive and active in the world and in our lives - in every corner of them. God can be found in all things.

"Prayer is the aspect of our life where we consciously practice at our relationship with a God we also find in our work and in our play. Or maybe it's better to say where God finds us."

Listen to or download the podcast here - The School of St Ignatius


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