Resources accompanying the Grove Book:
Ignatius of Loyola (S130)

Chapter 2: Ignatian Prayer

Recommended Books

Taste and See – Margaret Silf
Sleeping with Bread – Linns


Sacred Space – produced by the Jesuits in Ireland provide a daily prayer time using the Ignatian process.

Pray As You Go gives a daily podcast or audio stream of a led prayer time using the Ignatian process. Each session lasts about 12 minutes.

Pray As You Go offers some led Imaginative Contemplations on Gospel stories

Brief structured descriptions of engaging in prayer from St Beunos Jesuit Retreat Centre in north Wales

What is Prayer?

Reflecting on Life

Imaginative Contemplation

Lectio Divina (Letting Scripture speak to us)

Personal Examination (The Examen)

A useful guide to Imaginative Contemplation from Rob Marsh SJ

An Ignatian Way to Pray – from the Jesuits in Britain

Resources from Ignatian Spirituality Website

Ignatian Imaginative Contemplation

Articles under the heading ‘The What and How of Prayer’


YouTube Resources:







James Martin SJ gives a brief introduction to Imaginative Contemplation (4 minutes)

Nicholas King SJ – Ignatian Spirituality and Prayer (56 minutes) – address given at St Giles’ Church Oxford as part of a series of talks on Ignatius

Gerard W Hughes SJ – Talking on the Ignatian Examen at St Giles Church Oxford (57 minutes)

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