Ignatian Intellectual Equipping

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Society og Ignatians Mystique

  • Living in Sanctifying Grace
    • Through sacred classic Roman liturgy (sacraments, sacramentals, Divinum Officium), supported by contemplative ethos, supernaturally vitalizing intellectual virtues
  • Invigorating Catholic Identity
    • Conviction-forming through intense, prolonged study and prayer
    • Intellectual Role Models: St. Athanasius, St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Weighing all in the light of Eternity and Tradition
    • Fostering theological and cardinal virtues
    • Illumined by sacred classical Roman liturgy
    • Living St. Ignatius Loyola’s Principle and Foundation
    • With the aid of discursive and contemplative prayer
    • Focusing with aid of silence, both relative and absolute (Le Grand Silence)
  • Sensitizing Alertness to Priestly Leadership Responsibility
    • Sense of being guardian of eternal truths imbuing sense of intellectual responsibility
  • Fostering Intellectual Excellence
    • Motivated by passion for Truth
    • Critical thinking through in-depth study of classical logic and Scholastic method
    • Sense of wonder, humility, gratitude in presence of divine truths
    • Intellectual courage
    • Sharpening intuition, memory, and perception
    • Identifying best personal study methods
  • Developing Enterprising Spirit
    • Imaginativeness through wide-ranging cultural development
    • Spirit of initiative constantly encouraged
  • Acting with Urgency
    • Learning to “redeem the time” (Ephesians 5:16)
    • Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Ever Self-Equipping – 360 degrees, 24/7
    • Supported by healthy schedule, eating habits, fasting, sports, physical exercise, contact with the outdoors
  • Guided by Mentors amid a Band of Brothers