Ignatian spirituality, also known as Jesuit spirituality, is a Catholic spirituality founded on the experiences of the sixteenth-century theologian Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order.

God is to be sought and found in the day-to-day reality of our lives.

That’s one of the foundational insights of St Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) the founder of the Jesuits, the order to which Frs. Matthew, Nick and Ian belong. As the Jesuit poet Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins expressed it, ‘The world is charged with the grandeur of God’. 

A second insight of St Ignatius is that in a myriad different ways God’s work on behalf of all creation continues to unfold and each of us is called to participate in this as companions of Jesus and as members of his body, the Church.

Ignatian spirituality (the ways of praying and reflecting, the manner of looking out on the world, encouraged by St Ignatius) shapes how we, the Jesuit Chaplains, engage in the life of the Chaplaincy and what we seek to offer you and how we look to encourage and challenge you.

Above all we hope to help you grow in a personal relationship with Christ, to grow in confidence that God is at work in your own life and that you yourself have something very special to contribute;  and we will seek to assist you to grow in a capacity for discernment.