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Lenten Easter Reflection

A Jesuit online daily reflection for Lent and early Easter

‌‌Igniting Our Values: an Ignatian Pilgrimage is a six-week, online series of Lenten/Easter daily reflections, that focuses on Jesus' question: "Who do you say I am?" The program will also reflect on six Jesuit/Ignatian values, in light of the Lenten Gospel readings: Finding God in All Things, the Magis, the Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice, Apostolic Availability, Spiritual Discernment and Men and Women for Others.

This program is being offered to U.S. Jesuits and their lay colleagues as an aid to personal prayer and as an invitation to group sharing on our common mission.  

Each evening, material for the following day’s prayer will be posted online. Daily reflections will focus our prayerful attention on Jesus Himself, who began the task of preparing his disciples for his Passion and death by asking, "Who do you say I am?" As we take up the Lenten journey toward Jerusalem, we will attempt to answer Jesus' question by asking ourselves, "Who do we say we are?" 

The reflection begins Ash Wednesday, February 18 and ends Sunday, April 5. Throughout the series there will be three communal gatherings for shared reflection.

All Communal Reflections start at Noon. See dates below:

Lake Shore Campus Communal Reflections
February 11
Cuneo Hall
Room 410
March 11
Cuneo Hall
Room 410
April 8
Cuneo Hall
Room 410
Water Tower Campus Communal Reflections
February 12
Corboy Law
Room 425
March 12
Corboy Law
Room 425
April 2
Corboy Law
Room 425
Health Sciences Campus Communal Reflections
February 17
SSOM
Room 250
March 10
SSOM
Room 150
March 31
SSOM
Room 250

See Frequently Asked Questions below.

Igniting Our Values Flyer

What is Igniting Our Values?
Igniting Our Values is a Lenten/Easter digital prayer experience focused on bringing us together again, as pilgrims, to follow Jesus through the Lenten desert to the healing waters of the Resurrection.

Igniting Our Values will start Ash Wednesday, February 18, and ends on Easter Sunday, April 5. All materials and instructions for Igniting Our Values can be found at Jesuits.org/igniting.

 

What is the content of the program?
Igniting Our Values' six-week online program will focus on six Jesuit/Ignatian values: Finding God in All Things, the Magis, the Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice, Apostolic Availability, Spiritual Discernment and Men and Women for Others..

How can I participate?
Igniting Our Values has two components: daily individual prayer and three gatherings during its nine weeks.

Daily Prayer: Each evening, material for the following day’s prayer will be posted on Jesuits.org/igniting. Participants will receive an evening email with the link to the following day’s material for prayer. Each day will include a reading, questions for reflection, and a multimedia component. There is no recommended time for this daily prayer; the materials themselves can be reviewed in 10 minutes or less.

All colleagues who wish to participate in the daily prayer can go to Jesuits.org/igniting and click the “add me to the email list” link.

Gatherings (see schedule above): Igniting Our Values will include communal experiences as a way to enhance the individual experience, or as a touchstone for people to connect with the graces even if they don’t take part in the daily individual prayer. The desire is that the communal experience will produce a communal sense of gratitude, spiritual freedom, vision and joy which complements the individual experience. These communal experiences will be “spiritual conversations” among Jesuits and colleagues, helping to lead all to a deepening awareness of God’s presence.

Is there an expected outcome?
While one never knows what will happen in prayer and reflection, by asking for graces of gratitude, spiritual freedom, vision, and joy, we will be asking God to deepen these gifts.

For other questions/concerns contact Chris Murphy at cmurph3@luc.edu

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