The Ignatian Tradition

This introduction is a mere sampling of the men and women influenced by Ignatius 'draws on the stories and writings of nineteen exemplary individuals as well as the corporate voice of the Jesuit order.

The Ignatian Tradition

The Ignatian tradition sprang up in the sixteenth century, the fruit of graces bestowed on a Basque nobleman, Ignatius of Loyola. Guided by a passion to find God in all things, Ignatius and his first companions founded the Society of Jesus and inspired many other religious orders and lay movements. Their influence spread across the globe even as they embraced various aspects of the cultures, languages, and institutions they encountered. This introduction is a mere sampling of the men and women influenced by Ignatius 'draws on the stories and writings of nineteen exemplary individuals as well as the corporate voice of the Jesuit order. Here we meet missionaries, scholars, artists, advocates, and martyrs. Contemplatives in action, they follow Christ by serving others. They embody the freedom born of a passionate knowledge of God's unending, unconditional love; precisely in this, they show us how to live well today. Eileen Burke-Sullivan, PhD, is a theologian, spiritual director, liturgist, and musician. She currently teaches at Creighton University where she also directs the Master of Arts in Ministry program. A well-known lecturer, she has served as a lay ecclesial minister in both parish and diocesan settings, and as a national and international leader in the Ignatian-inspired Christian Life Community movement. Kevin F. Burke, SJ, is a theologian, poet, and younger brother of Dr. Burke-Sullivan. He currently serves as the acting president and academic dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He recently edited Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings and coedited (with Robert Lassalle-Klein) Love that Produces Hope, a collection of essays on the thought of the Jesuit theologian and martyr, Ignacio Ellacura­a.

Ignatian Spirituality A to Z

From Pedro Arrupe to Francis Xavier, from Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam to Zeal, this book uncovers the rich language of the Jesuits.

Ignatian Spirituality A to Z

What is discernment? Who was Peter Faber? Why do the Jesuits exude such optimism? Awareness. Emotions. Love. Work. We use such words every day in normal conversation, but those same words take on special meaning when used in the context of Ignatian spirituality. Other words and phrases, such as finding God in all things, are distinctly associated with the Ignatian approach to spiritual development. Acquiring a general grasp of these terms will prove invaluable to those who desire a better understanding of the Jesuit / Ignatian way of life. With Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney has provided a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history. The lexicon format allows readers to find terms quickly, and the concise descriptions are ideal for those new to the Ignatian story. From Pedro Arrupe to Francis Xavier, from Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam to Zeal, this book uncovers the rich language of the Jesuits. It will be an indispensable tool to anyone interested in Ignatian spirituality, to staff, faculty, and students at Jesuit institutions and schools, and to clergy and spiritual directors who advise others about prayer and spiritual matters.

The Ignatian Tradition

This introduction is a mere sampling of the men and women influenced by Ignatius 'draws on the stories and writings of nineteen exemplary individuals as well as the corporate voice of the Jesuit order.

The Ignatian Tradition

The Ignatian tradition sprang up in the sixteenth century, the fruit of graces bestowed on a Basque nobleman, Ignatius of Loyola. Guided by a passion to find God in all things, Ignatius and his first companions founded the Society of Jesus and inspired many other religious orders and lay movements. Their influence spread across the globe even as they embraced various aspects of the cultures, languages, and institutions they encountered. This introduction is a mere sampling of the men and women influenced by Ignatius 'draws on the stories and writings of nineteen exemplary individuals as well as the corporate voice of the Jesuit order. Here we meet missionaries, scholars, artists, advocates, and martyrs. Contemplatives in action, they follow Christ by serving others. They embody the freedom born of a passionate knowledge of God's unending, unconditional love; precisely in this, they show us how to live well today. Eileen Burke-Sullivan, PhD, is a theologian, spiritual director, liturgist, and musician. She currently teaches at Creighton University where she also directs the Master of Arts in Ministry program. A well-known lecturer, she has served as a lay ecclesial minister in both parish and diocesan settings, and as a national and international leader in the Ignatian-inspired Christian Life Community movement. Kevin F. Burke, SJ, is a theologian, poet, and younger brother of Dr. Burke-Sullivan. He currently serves as the acting president and academic dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He recently edited Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings and coedited (with Robert Lassalle-Klein) Love that Produces Hope, a collection of essays on the thought of the Jesuit theologian and martyr, Ignacio Ellacura­a.

Ignatian Spirituality in a Secular Age

While the textual focus of this collection of essays is the Spiritual Exercise of Ignatius of Loyola, the essays are much more than textual analyses; they deal with the tradition and institutions associated with Ignatian spirituality, with ...

Ignatian Spirituality in a Secular Age

While the textual focus of this collection of essays is the Spiritual Exercise of Ignatius of Loyola, the essays are much more than textual analyses; they deal with the tradition and institutions associated with Ignatian spirituality, with historical and philosophical perspectives on Ignatian spirituality, with the contemporary search for spiritual life. In addition, the question of the relationship of the contemporary believer to past events is addressed, as well as the question of the relationship between spirituality and ministry. The strong and effective combination of historical and contemporary concerns, as well as of textual and spiritual concerns, results in a volume of importance to students of religious history and of spirituality. The analysis of the Exercises and the discussion of spiritual direction will also be of great value to ministers and pastors—and to all those pursuing "spiritual life in a secular age."

Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics

once again to a spirituality of a particular religious community inspired by the leadership and writings of a single ... 22See Kevin F. Burke and Eileen BurkeSullivan, The Ignatian Tradition, Spirituality in History (Collegeville, ...

Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics

This new collections of essays edited by Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin offers an evangelical hermeneutic for reading the Christian spiritual classics. Addressing the why, what and how of reading these texts, these essays challenge us to find our own questions deepened by the church's long history of spiritual reflection.

Christian Spirituality

Quoting the great Jesuit scientist and mystic Teilhard de Chardin, "Everything is the sum of the past; nothing is comprehensible except through its history," author George Lane, SJ, examines the masters of Christian spirituality in their ...

Christian Spirituality

This brief but multifaceted study looks to the sources of the Christian spiritual tradition in order to establish a firm ground for a vital contemporary Christian spirituality. Quoting the great Jesuit scientist and mystic Teilhard de Chardin, "Everything is the sum of the past; nothing is comprehensible except through its history," author George Lane, SJ, examines the masters of Christian spirituality in their historical contexts. Fr. Lane shows why the hermits of the East, the monks of the West, Origen, Jerome, Augustine, Francis, and many others were so influential in their times and what they can teach us today about Christian spirituality.

Von Balthasar and the Option for the Poor

It shapes, in addition to the Jesuits, at least thirty-four other religious communities of men and women (Eileen Burke-Sullivan, “Introduction” to The Ignatian Tradition: Spirituality in History, ed. Kevin F. Burke, SJ, ...

Von Balthasar and the Option for the Poor


A Brief History of Spirituality

Thibert, ed., Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal: Letters of Spiritual Direction, New York: Paulist Press 1988; ... 3 On this question see Philip Sheldrake, ''The influence of the Ignatian tradition'' in The Way Supplement 68, ...

A Brief History of Spirituality

A Brief History of Spirituality tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament to the present day. Charts the main figures, ideas, images and historical periods, showing how and why spirituality has changed and developed over the centuries Draws out the distinctive themes of Christian spirituality, exploring the historical and cultural events and experiences that changed people’s attitudes and practices Coverage extends right up to the modern day, exploring the huge changes in spirituality in recent years and the way it is nowadays often contrasted with ‘religion’ Written by a leading commentator on spirituality, and published in the popular Brief Histories of Religion series

A History of Pastoral Care

Karl Rahner ( 1904-84 ) , brought up in the Jesuit tradition of Ignatian spirituality , and a Catholic theologian , wrote also about the spiritual life in a way which resonated with the practice of spiritual direction in the Ignatian ...

A History of Pastoral Care

A history of pastoral care is a history of the Christian church in action. But if any sense is to be made of the centuries of Christian work and effort, not only the practicalities of making the message of the Gospel a reality on earth, but also the ideas which have shaped the attempt, century by century, must be examined.This is the history of 2000 years of thought and practice in Christian pastoral ministry. Until comparatively late in that story the bulk of the formative thinking took place in the Middle East and in Europe and this forms the background for recent developments in understanding human nature, and the ways in which that understanding has influenced our thinking in pastoral care.Subjects covered range from the Biblical foundations to the sects and new religious movements; from the Fathers, the monks, the Friars, the Templars to the changes at the end of the twentieth century.

Faith Formation and Popular Religion

“ The Influence of the Ignatian Tradition . ” The Way 68 ( Summer 1990 ) : 74–86 . Spirituality and History : Questions of Interpretation and Method . New York : Crossroad , 1992 . Spirituality and Theology : Christian Living and the ...

Faith Formation and Popular Religion

This book places catechesis against the background of popular religion and makes a new connection among theology, spirituality, and catachesis. It examines six catechism formats, uncovering fascinating factors that made these faith formation texts effective or ineffective for Hispanics, from the inception of Hispanic Catholicism through the twentieth century.

A Companion to Ignatius of Loyola

Life, Writings, Spirituality, Influence. Borja Medina, Francisco de. ... Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 25 (1975): 21–38. Bottereau, Georges. “La 'lettre' d'Ignace de ... The Ignatian Tradition: Spirituality in History.

A Companion to Ignatius of Loyola

This volume places Loyola’s life, his writings, and spirituality in a broader context of important late medieval and early modern movements and processes that have been appreciated too little by historians who explored Ignatius more as the colossal icon of the so-called Counterreformation than as a man influenced by the dramatic and revolutionary period in which he lived.

Counsels of the Holy Spirit

What part is played by the numerous rules given in the Spiritual Exercises? The letters show that Ignatius really wanted to give scope to his correspondents and to their awareness of the work of the Holy Spirit within them.

Counsels of the Holy Spirit

Many books have already been written on spiritual counselling, especially in the Ignatian tradition. But very few consider how Ignatius gave spiritual advice in his letters, directed to various and specific situations. If God really leads us in our spiritual journey, as Ignatius believed, what is the role of the spiritual adviser? What part is played by the numerous rules given in the Spiritual Exercises? The letters show that Ignatius really wanted to give scope to his correspondents and to their awareness of the work of the Holy Spirit within them. Ignatius deployed a “Pedagogy of Consolation” in which his correspondents were trained to exercise their own spiritual agency by discovering God’s abundant gifts. It was clear to Ignatius that a counselling relationship was first grounded in God’s freedom but also in the freedom of the person who asks for assistance. In six chapters, Patrick C. Goujon focuses on eight letters. He offers a careful reading which emphasizes what makes giving spiritual help possible in a conversation. We are shown how Ignatius deals with decision-making and with obstacles in the spiritual life. He is also revealed giving encouragement and correction and advising about how to offer these to others. His aim is to help people grow in freedom which, in turn, permits them to live according to God’s will. Through his letters, we are allowed to enter not only Ignatius’s study, the famous camerata in Rome, but also into his heart. “This volume is an excellent introduction to the letters of Ignatius of Loyola (…) making it an important scholarly contribution not only for those interested in Ignatian spirituality, but also for those interested in the history of spirituality more broadly”, Mark Rotsaert, ARSI

The Enneagram and Spiritual Culture

The importance of the Ignatian tradition and the Spiritual Exercises in the history of spiritual direction is well known . Space does not allow adequate comment here . A discussion of the Exercises could constitute a study in itself .

The Enneagram and Spiritual Culture

"[O]ffers a thourough, non-clinical reference for anyone who companions or is companioned on the spiritual way. Its concrete examples and clear style make its message accessible to readers whether or not they have previously heard of the enneagram." -Suzanne Zuercher

Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest

16 of World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest. ... Series Editor, Liturgical Press Spirituality in History Series: The Dominican Tradition, ed. ... Laura Swan, OSB (2007); The Ignatian Tradition, eds.

Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest

A crosscultural exploration of the meanings, definitions, practices, and common themes of mysticism via a study of original texts (in translation) from different parts of the world. It brings together the writings of the mystics from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism in one volume.

Soul Friendship

A practical theology of spiritual direction Adrian Chatfield, Nigel Rooms. Eileen Burke-Sullivan and Kevin Burke, 2009, The Ignatian Tradition (Spirituality In History), Collegeville: Liturgical Press. Helen Cameron, Deborah Bhatti, ...

Soul Friendship

Spiritual direction is a burgeoning ministry in today’s church where the emphasis is on joining in with what God is already doing in the world – an approach that presupposes spiritual discernment. This guide explores spiritual direction from biblical and theological perspectives and aims both to inform teaching and equip practitioners with greater reflective skills. Written by two experienced teachers and practitioners, it includes: • God and Spiritual Direction – divine presence and absence, discerning God, relationship and the Trinity, images of the Holy Spirit; • Humanity and God – being made in the image of God, sin, addiction, desire, freedom, psychology in direction; • The Bible and Spiritual Direction – scripture as a source and authority for direction; uses and abuses of the Bible in direction; • Spiritual Direction across the Christian traditions; • Spiritual Direction and the Church – boundaries, accountability and safeguarding.

Praying with the Jesuits

The excerpt of Ignacio Ellacuría is cited from The Ignatian Tradition: Spirituality in History by Kevin F. Burke, SJ, and Eileen Burke Sullivan. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009. The excerpt of Walter Ciszek, “God's Will,” on p.

Praying with the Jesuits

A Jesuit priest and teacher presents a rich treasury of materials for prayer and meditation produced by a great cloud of Jesuit witnesses beginning with St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, and continuing right to the present day.

The Spiritual Way

However, after Ignatius' death there was a growing reaction against contemplativeminded Jesuits such as Balthasar Alvarez, Teresa of Avila's spiritual director. The subsequent history of the Ignatian tradition saw a narrowing of ...

The Spiritual Way

In The Spiritual Way: Classic Traditions and Contemporary Practice,Philip Sheldrake aims to make the wisdom of Christian spirituality better known to contemporary readers. After an introductory chapter on the foundations of Christian spirituality, Sheldrake describes its diverse riches through the centuries in terms of five distinctive types of Christian spiritual wisdom, illustrated by a rich selection of classical examples. The five types are “The Way of Discipline,” “The Contemplative-Mystical Way,” “The Way of Practical Action,” “The Way of Beauty,” and “The Prophetic Way.” This book also briefly explores the contemporary interest in spirituality within and beyond conventional religion and suggests how we might engage with these five types on our spiritual journeys in today’s world.

Ignatian Spirituality at Ecclesial Frontiers

An understanding of and a familiarity with this history seem indispensable, particularly for the spiritual director. ... when it comes to understanding elements in the Ignatian tradition such as its particular biblical interpretation, ...

Ignatian Spirituality at Ecclesial Frontiers


A Hunger for God

Isn't there anything in our tradition that could contribute positively to this conversation ? " Because of my own experience I asked myself , " Couldn't Ignatian spirituality speak a liberating word to these women who so obviously want ...

A Hunger for God

A Hunger for God: Ten Approaches to Prayer gathers some of the best essays from tow years of a public series on prayer at Boston College. The authors, representing a variety of academic disciplines, probe the mysteries and possibilities of prayer for person who year to find God.

Gender Catholicism and Spirituality

She is project manager of the research programme 'Catholic Intellectual Vanguards: Bearers of Tradition and Modernity' (facilitated by the Dutch Ministry of Education). Her recent publications include a monumental study on the history ...

Gender  Catholicism and Spirituality

This timely collection of essays on British and European Catholic spiritualities explores how ideas of the sacred have influenced female relationships with piety and religious vocations over time. Each of the studies focuses on specific persons or groups within the varied contexts of England, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, together spanning the medieval period through to the nineteenth century. Examining the interplay between women's religious roles and patriarchal norms, the volume highlights the relevance of gender and spirituality through a wide geographical and chronological spectrum. It is an essential resource for students of Gender History, Women's Studies and Religious Studies, introducing a wealth of new research and providing an approachable guide to current debates and methodologies. Contributions by: Nancy Jiwon Cho, Frances E. Dolan, Rina Lahav, Jenna Lay, Laurence Lux-Sterritt, Carmen M. Mangion, Querciolo Mazzonis, Marit Monteiro, Elizabeth Rhodes, Kate Stogdon, Anna Welch