The Ignatian Year
From May 2021 until July 2022, the Society of Jesus celebrates an Ignatian Year. What is an Ignatian Year? May 20, 2021 marks the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion — that fateful day when Ignatius the soldier, struck by a cannonball, began his transformation into Ignatius the pilgrim. How might we grow in our relationship with God and our love for one another by meditating on this important moment in Ignatius’ life?
God continues to invite each of us into a deepening relationship, to ongoing conversion. We believe that by embracing this invitation, we embrace our God who calls us to act in new, bold ways that reconcile our world, bringing about justice, peace and compassion. For this Ignatian Year, we ask for the grace to see all things new in Christ.
Featured Ignatian Year Content:
New, Free E-Book: "Christ Plays in 10,000 Places"
The Ignatian Year is an invitation to see all things new in Christ. That’s why we invited members of the Ignatian family from across the United States and Canada to reflect on important moments throughout the year, moments when they encounter Christ anew — and to share the fruits of those reflections in our new e-book, “Christ Plays in 10,000 Places.”
We’re excited to share that e-book with you!
Resources for the Ignatian Year
Spiritual Lessons from Ignatius' Conversion
Take time during the Ignatian Year to reflect on St. Ignatius’ conversion — his cannonball moment — and discover spiritual insights for your own life.
It took a cannonball to the legs to shatter Ignatius’ false images of himself. What does it take for us? Reflect.
What was Ignatius thinking as the cannonball struck? What’s going through our minds during our own cannonball moments? Reflect.
Throughout the Ignatian Year, we’ll be sharing more reflections.
Get Involved in the Ignatian Year
Looking for more Ignatian Year content?
Jesuit and Ignatian organizations world-wide are celebrating the Ignatian Year. Check out these prayers, tools and resources from Ignatian collaborators around the world.
- The Office of Ignatian Spirituality
- Jesuits East
- Jesuits West
- The General Curia in Rome
- Loyola Press: Book Catalog
- Loyola Press: IgnatianSpirituality.com
- The International Association of Jesuit Universities
- Educate Magis
- The Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar
- The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific
- The Jesuits of Spain
- The Jesuits of Chennai
In honor of the Ignatian Year, the Jesuits of the Chennai, Province in India are sharing insights from Ignatian spirituality each day of July, leading up to the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola!