Ignatian prayer is imaginative, reflective, and personal. St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged people to develop an intimate relationship with a God who loves them and desires the best for them. Ignatius of Loyola trusted human desires. He believed that our deepest desire is to return God’s love. Ignatius Loyola also trusted feelings. He believed that feelings of joy and sorrow, peace and distress, were important indicators of the path toward fruitful decisions and deeper union with God.

IgnatiusSabbath about more than rest: Many principles which we practice in our faith, such as keeping the sabbath, has similar parallels in other traditions and faiths. Even the secular world recognizes that God’s commandments for us are not just empty rituals and rules, but they are vital to our health and well being.  Read about Catherine Kelly’s journey and approach to taking our sabbath rest in this Vancouver Courier article:

Christian Life Community (CLC)

What is your deepest desire? What does God want for you in your life?
Are you interested in deepening your relationship with God, learning how to find God in all things and better understanding how God is working in your life?
We are the Christian Life Community (CLC), a world-wide lay community rooted in Ignatian spirituality—a unique method of prayer and faith formation developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Our goal is to help everyone better understand their deepest desire and to develop the tools to discern how God is working in your life. At each meeting, we engage in faith sharing and explore various aspects of Ignatian spirituality—the focus for this semester will be on discernment and decision making. Students are especially welcome.
Contact the director of the Christian Life Community in Vancouver here.

Click here for a list of current events and meeting times.


Finding God in All Things Series
You’re invited to explore Ignatian spirituality as a way of deepening your prayer life and growing in intimacy with God. Dates for upcoming meetings coming soon.