The Jesuit Parish of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
28 Commonwealth Ave,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Come journey with us, from disciples to apostles
There are many Ignatian Resources available to help you deepen your prayer, experience a retreat, or learn more about Ignatian spirituality. Here are some of our favorite resources:
Ignatian Spirituality.Com is a service of Loyola Press and a ministry of the Chicago Province. It offers information on Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world. They offer a wealth of articles and videos and links to pathways for exploring the spiritual life: http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/
Ignatian Solidarity Network is an excellent resource for those seeking to move from contemplative prayer to action for peace, social justice and care for our common home. It offers many ways to engage in efforts to seek positive change as an extension of one’s deeper desire to more fully live a “faith that does justice.” https://ignatiansolidarity.net/
Located close to the campus of Boston College, St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish is blessed with easy access to events and resources sponsored by the university. The Center for Ignatian Spirituality offers events and the Spiritual Exercises Retreat in Daily Life that is open to parishioners. CIS also offers Prayers at the Center which is offered at noontime during the liturgical season of Advent. For more information on CIS: http://www.bc.edu/centers/cis.html
Crossroads is a program of Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and offers non-credit online courses for adult spiritual enrichment and faith formation. With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community, Crossroads models the kind of conversation and participation that lead to deeper understanding of and personal growth in faith.
To explore Crossroads: http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/crossroads/about.html
The Church in the 21st Century (C21) Center at Boston College is a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the United States. The C21 Center engages in critical conversations facing the Catholic community focusing on four critical issues: handing on the faith, roles and relationships in the Church, sexuality in the Catholic tradition, and the Catholic intellectual tradition. http://www.bc.edu/church21.html
Experience a Retreat
(St. Ignatius parishioners enjoy solitude and renewal on the Fall Parish Retreat at Eastern Point)
If you are seeking a retreat experience in the Ignatian tradition, there are Jesuit Retreat Centers around the world, across the US, and more locally in Gloucester at Eastern Point Retreat Center and in Weston at Campion Renewal Center. The links available here can guide you to explore Jesuit Retreat Centers on the East coast: http://jesuitseastois.org/retreat-centers
Gloucester, MA - Eastern Point Retreat Center
Fr. Joe McHugh, SJ, Director
Weston, MA - Campion Renewal Center
James Mattaliano, SJ, Director
Resources for Prayer
Easter Season Prayer Book
A daily guided session of prayer, in six stages, including preparing your body and mind, and culminating in reflection on a scripture passage chosen specially for the day.
Available in 26 languages.
A daily podcast guided meditation lasting between ten and thirteen minutes. It combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. Click "About" to find similar podcasts in other languages.
A peaceful daily prayer experience that helps you re-connect with God, re-center your day, and relax, wherever you are. Also find it onGoogle Play and the App Store. Available in English and Spanish.
Reimagining the Examen offers various versions of the Examen, based on St. Ignatius’s 500-year-old prayer. Each one guides you through a stimulating reflection on your day, helping you invite God into your nitty-gritty.
If you are seeking an Online Retreat in Daily Life, Creighton University provides opportunities to experience weekly retreats in ordinary time, and experiences during the liturgical season of Advent and Lent. You can access their ministries homepage here: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html