Ignatian Identity

Ignatian Identity exists to explore ways of supporting the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuit religious order. This committee assists parishioners in deepening their understanding of Ignatian spirituality and fostering their spiritual growth through Ignatian practices.

Ignatian Prayer & Faith Sharing

Once every month there is a gathering for prayer in the Ignatian traditions of imaginative Gospel contemplation and Lectio Divina. A facilitator guides participants in reflection and faith sharing with a focus on Sacred Scripture for the coming Sunday. This experience of prayer in the Ignatian way includes a practice of the Examen. Watch the bulletin and eNewsletter for dates. Contact Hilda at hwalter@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

Ignatius Library

Visit the Ignatius Library in the Pastoral Center and browse our 500 selections on Ignatian Spirituality, Jesuit history, inspiring lives, prayer, sacraments, the Mass, Bibles, Catholicism, and more. To view a list of  available titles, click here >

Ignatian Retreats

This is a prayer experience based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and adapted to meet the needs of one’s daily life commitments. This retreat offers opportunities to meet regularly with a group and a spiritual companion from the fall until spring. It is a significant part of being a Jesuit parish, and is perfect for those living in the busy world searching for God. Email Marcia Leous at mleous@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

Novena of Grace

This is an annual nine-day period of prayer to honor the anniversary of the canonizations of Saints Francis Xavier and Ignatius of Loyola (1622). Saint Francis was the first and greatest missionary of the Society of Jesus (or Jesuits, the order of Catholic priests that have served Gesu Parish since its founding). Saint Ignatius was the founder of the Society of Jesus. The Novena of Grace includes a special Mass, daily prayer services and speakers. Call Fr. Michael Vincent, SJ, at (216) 932-0617 or email mvincentsj@churchofthegesu.org for more information.
2018 Schedule (PDF) >

Online Resources
Click the links below for Ignatian prayer, at-home retreats, daily meditations and more: 
Sacred Space
Online Retreat in Everyday Life
Pray As You Go
Jesuit Prayer