Work as if Everything Depends on God
In a letter to an aristocrat, Ignatius of Avila writes about work and human effort, saying that we should pray as if everything depends on God and then work as if nothing depends on us. We can work hard but leave the outcome of our efforts to God.
What is Ignatius prayer?
“Take, Lord, all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my entire will, everything I have and everything I possess; you gave it all to me, Lord; I return it all to you.”
What are the two phrases that Ignatian Spirituality tells us about God?
“The goal of our life is to live with God forever,” Ignatius declares. “God, who loves us, gave us life, and our own response of love allows God’s life to flow into us without limit. Our only desire and choice should be this: I want and choose what better leads to the deepening of God’s life in me.”
What are the 4 universal apostolic preferences?
The four preferences are as follows:
- To lead people to God through Spiritual Exercises and discernment
- to walk with the poor, the world’s outcasts, and those whose dignity has been violated in a mission of reconciliation and justice
- to accompany young people in the creation of a hopeful future
What is an example of contemplative prayer?
We seek him because to desire him is always the beginning of love, and we seek him in that pure faith that causes us to be born of him and to live in him; it is Jesus, and in him, the Father; we seek him because to desire him is always the beginning of love; and we seek him in that pure faith that causes us to be born of him and to live in him.
What are the 5 Ignatian values?
CORE VALUES OF ADZU:
- Ignatian Spirituality: u201cContemplatives in Actionu201d as a way of life.
- Honesty and Integrity.
- Generous and humble service.
- Academic Excellence.
- Love of Country, especially the poor, marginalized, and neglected.
What is discernment in Ignatian Spirituality?
In the traditional language of Christianity, good Christians try to find God’s will for their lives through prayer and weighing facts and feelings about several good choices, which ultimately leads to a decision about what is the best fit for an individual.
What are the four pillars of Ignatian Spirituality?
This course examines the pillars of Ignatian spirituality, including the Spiritual Exercises, prayer and contemplation, the Examen, and discernment, beginning with the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
What is the purpose of universal apostolic preferences?
The universal apostolic preferences are a guide for improving both the apostolic work of the Society as a whole and the many different ways in which we carry out our ministries, which is where the preferences will take flesh. They seek to deepen our personal, communal, and institutional conversion; they are a guide for improving both the apostolic work of the Society as a whole and the many different ways in which we carry out our ministries, which is where the preferences will take flesh.
What does be apostolic mean?
He was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Minsk by Pope John Paul II.
What does Apostolic mean in religion?
A: The term “apostolic” refers to the apostles, Jesus’ first followers who were sent out to spread the Christian faith. Apostolic Pentecostals baptize believers in the name of Jesus, whereas other Christians baptize newly converted Christians in the names of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
What are the key features of contemplative prayer?
Contemplative prayer u2014 which usually entails the focused and devotional repetition of sacred words or sentences in silence. Contemplative reading u2014 or simply “contemplation,” which entails deep reflection on the Bible’s teachings and events.
What is the contemplative prayer movement?
The name comes from Thomas Merton’s description of contemplative prayer (a much older and more traditional practice) as prayer that is “centered entirely on the presence of God.” Centering Prayer supporters claim that it does not replace other forms of prayer, but rather encourages silence and a deeper connection with God.
What type of prayer is contemplation?
Both Eastern and Western Christian teachings have emphasized the use of meditative prayers as an element in increasing one’s knowledge of Christ. Contemplative prayer is the highest form of prayer that aims to achieve a close spiritual union with God.