Archive for Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatian Spirituality and the Environment

mcquaid jesuitThis is a collection of resources related to the theme of Ignatian Spirituality and Caring for God’s Creation.  If you find other resources please send me an e-mail with the link and I will add it to this collection.

‘The fragile world’: Church teaching on ecology before and by Pope Francis

20140226_TheFragileWorldIt is reported that Pope Francis is preparing a text on the environment, and Donal Dorr expects that the resulting document will develop the links that Francis has already and repeatedly made between ‘concern for the exploited earth and concern for marginalised and exploited people’. How does Pope Francis’ thinking about the environment compare with that of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI?

Ecology and Ignatian Spirituality

20140331_1GarciaThe project of caring for the earth is so crucial to the future of humankind that all traditions – humanistic, scientific or spiritual – ought to make a contribution. From this conviction, there arises the question of whether Ignatian spirituality has some distinctive inspiration to bring to the service of the environmental movement. I believe it has: the aim of this note is to explain this belief.

Ecological examen ecological examen, an adaptation by Fr. Joseph Carver, SJ, helps us notice and adjust to our participation in or detraction from being good stewards of the earth. How do you fare in your sensitivity to God’s creation?