Timeless appeal of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Modern Times

  1. Self-Reflection and Mindfulness: Ignatius emphasized the practice of self-reflection and mindfulness, which are highly valued in today’s fast-paced and hectic world. His spiritual exercises encourage individuals to take the time to reflect on their thoughts, emotions, and experiences, fostering self-awareness and personal growth.
  1. Discernment in Decision-Making: Ignatius’ teachings on discernment offer valuable guidance in the face of complex choices and dilemmas. In a time of information overload and competing priorities, the ability to discern one’s true desires and values can help individuals make well-informed and meaningful decisions.
  1. Finding God in All Things: Ignatius encouraged his followers to see the presence of the divine in every aspect of life. This perspective resonates with individuals seeking spiritual connection and purpose in the midst of their everyday lives. It invites a holistic approach to spirituality, recognizing the sacred in both the extraordinary and the mundane.
  1. Social Justice and Advocacy: Ignatius’ commitment to social justice and care for the marginalized remains relevant today. His call to work towards a more just and equitable society aligns with contemporary movements for equality, human rights, and environmental stewardship. Ignatian values inspire individuals to actively engage in advocacy and promote positive social change.
  1. Holistic Education: Ignatius established educational institutions that aimed to develop the whole person intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. This holistic approach to education, which fosters critical thinking, empathy, and moral discernment, continues to resonate with modern educators and students seeking a well-rounded education that goes beyond academic achievement.
  1. Adaptability and Flexibility: Ignatius’ teachings promote adaptability and flexibility in response to changing circumstances. In an era of rapid technological advancements and societal transformations, the ability to adapt, discern, and find meaning in new contexts is highly valuable. Ignatian spirituality provides a framework for navigating change with resilience and purpose. By combining timeless principles with a contemporary relevance, Ignatius’ teachings continue to resonate with individuals in modern times. His emphasis on self-reflection, discernment, social justice, education, adaptability, and spirituality provides a framework for personal growth, ethical decision-making, and engagement with the world. Ignatius’ teachings offer guidance and inspiration for individuals seeking meaning, purpose, and a deeper connection with themselves, others, and the divine in today’s complex world.

     Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola!

     Fr. Provincial

Fr. Angelo Sujeewa Pathirana SJ


Fr. Milroy Fernando SJ


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Jesuits are able to live and work as a body, 

in collaboration with others, following

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facilitate quality education, empower youth 

with value-based employability skills,

and extend our support to marginalized

and underprivileged communities through

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The Society of Jesus was founded in 1540 by Saint Ignatius Loyola and his companions. The mission of the Jesuits is a 

mission of justice and reconciliation, working so that women and men can be reconciled with God, with themselves,

 with each other and with God’s creation.




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