The Ignatian spirituality is a humanism.

This spirituality gently reminds us that we are human beings called to look beyond and for the humanity at its best. The Ignatian spirituality doesn’t call us to think less of ourselves, or overlook the mystery of our humanity.

Rather, to listen to our heart and interior movements, our highs and lows, the good and the shortcomings, the lights and the blindspots in our heart. Intent on our humanity to get the best out of it, the Ignatian spirituality teaches us not to disregard who we are, but to be deeply attentive to who we are, what and how we feel, what we desire, and what thought patterns we entertain, sometimes unknowingly.

The Ignatian spirituality works first and best with our humanity as the primary raw material. It’s an “incarnated” spirituality that works with our honest recognition of our flaws, so that we could be truly prepared and become better human beings.

The Ignatian spirituality delights in both the simplicity and depth of our humanity to search it, to heal it, to equip it, to recreate it, to renew it by means of honest cooperation with God. By means of sharing in the friendship with God. The Ignatian spirituality is a humanism because it endeavours to raise up our individual humanity, and this, one day at a time.

Dodzi Jean-Antoine Amemado is a university scholar. He also works with the Federal Government in Ottawa.

  • Euloge Kodjo DOKPO
    Posted at 04:34h, 28 January Reply


  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 15:38h, 28 January Reply

    Thank you Dodzi!

  • Paul Panaretos, S.J.
    Posted at 07:49h, 02 March Reply

    An important reminder. Thank you!

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