En todo amar y servir
To love and to serve in all things
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
The jubilee ‘Ignatian Year’ began on the 20th May 2021, a date marking the 500th anniversary of the beginning of St. Ignatius’ radical change of life — that fateful day when Ignatius the soldier, struck by a cannonball, began his transformation into Ignatius the pilgrim. We wish to celebrate it in our own way, as we continue to walk alongside people in retreats and ongoing accompaniment.
The Ignatian Year officially closed on the Feast of St Ignatius, 31 July 2022. 500 Years ago, Ignatius was residing in Manresa, begging for his living and to support the sick and the poor. He deepened his life of prayer and lived the most life changing experiences of God. He spent 11 months there, from 26 March 1522 to the beginning of Lent 1523. During this time, he kept some personal notes of the way God was leading him. He later used those notes to accompany others in the Spiritual Exercises.