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Qualities of an Ignatian Community

God Centered

We are created to praise, reverence and serve God.

Spiritual

Recognize that the initiative for all that happens in us is from God.

Generous

Generosity was one of the most important dispositions Ignatius looked for in individuals.

Compassionate

Be compassionate as your heavenly father is compassionate. (Matthew 5:48)

Responsible

Seeking excellence in self and ready to encourage others.

Just

We act justly, to love tenderly and walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)

Grateful

We give thanks to God for God’s indescribable gift to us. (2 Corinthians 9:15)

Respectful

Seeking and finding God in all. (Spiritual Exercises, 237)

Committed

To search for truth in relationship with others.

Helpful

Ignatius Loyola wanted us to help souls.

Loving 

Love ought to manifest itself in deeds rather than words. (Spiritual Exercises, 230)

Cultivator of Virtue

In self and others-Faith, Hope and Charity

Reflective

Engages in the Ignatian practice of reflection on experience leading to action so that one is transformed into a truly integrated person engaged in the world.

Team Member

We belong to a community of faith with a single aim to be on Mission with Christ.

 

~St. Ignatius Loyola; Spirit and Praxis, Loyola Institute 2002

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