We are barraged 24/7 by voices...
Loud, seductive and impossible to ignore. With all that noise, how can we hear the “still, small voice” of God?
We
recognize consolation by its gifts
We recognize consolation by its gifts
God's Voice is Consolation
Considering the Jesuits?
For almost 500 years, the Jesuits have been looking for...
What kind of men are
THE JESUITS LOOKING FOR?
DETERMINED
PRAYERFUL
BIG HEARTED
IDEALISTIC
COURAGEOUS
PASSIONATE
MEN
LIKE
YOU!
Vocation discernment is a journey through the subtle geography of the heart. The destination is:
Your deepest desire.
of Good Spiritual Direction
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Jesuits

emphasize finding God in all things.

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HALLMARKS
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Jesuit

spirituality

As Jesuits

we practice sensitivity to God's movement within us.
The
Examen

We Learn

to make decisions that reflect God’s will.
discernment

During the 1530s, St. Ignatius Loyola began writing about the emotions that took hold of him — feelings of gratitude and anguish, consolation and sadness — while encountering the Scriptures. Those meditations eventually became the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, first published in 1548.

The Spiritual Exercises is a compilation of meditations, prayers and other contemplative practices. It is not like other classics in Western spirituality that are typically read from beginning to end. It is more like a handbook, especially for use by spiritual directors who accompany and guide people through this dynamic process of reflection.

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