ONLINE EVENTS & Programs
The Jesuit and Ignatian community is offering a wide range of opportunities online during this time of anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus.
Check out our "Ignatian Spirituality Online" calendar below!
These events are sponsored by various organizations. Scroll down to find the groups within the Ignatian and Jesuit network and beyond offering ministries and events that are right for you.
Pope Francis' Urbi et orbi
Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark.
Click here to watch the video and read the full text.
COVID-19: Discerning a path to God
Click here to watch Fr. Arturo Sosa's message as the Society of Jesus, in solidarity with the whole world, lives in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Webinar: The Jesuit Mission in a Time of Uncertainty and COVID-19
Click here to watch this webinar with Fr. General Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
a poem by Lynn Ungar
What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath--
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
Prayer for a Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health and making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country, let us choose love.
And during this time when we may not be able to physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.
- Prayer by Dr. Cameron Wiggins Bellm