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Spirituality

Our spirituality is Eucharistic and Ignatian.

Ignatian spirituality constitutes a large part of our heritage. We are inspired and formed by the experience of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Ignatian principles of "finding God in all things“, "magis” (choosing the greater glory of God in everything) and “contemplation in action” are essential in our personal and communal decisions and the rhythm of our prayer and daily life. The discernment of spirits, daily meditation, and the examen of consciousness are our spiritual practices that spring from Ignatian spirituality.

The Ignatian dimension is inseparable from the Eucharistic center of our spirituality. We learn how to implement the principle “Magis” by following the Eucharistic Jesus, in whom we see God’s ultimate gift of love. The Eucharist—the celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ—is at the center of our lives. This celebration calls to live out the mystery of Eucharist in daily life:

  • By giving thanks to the Creator for all we are and receive (εuχαριστία means “thanksgiving”);
  • By living out the Paschal mystery in the mystery of our own lives;
  • By seeing in the brokenness and the joy of the world the face of the One who gives himself to us in the broken bread;
  • By letting God transform our lives so that we would become like the bread that is taken, blessed, broken, and consumed.
 
 
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