Litanty of Gratitude for Ignatian Tools

January 28, 2013

As I ponder the last two years of my life, I find myself deeply grateful for the prayer tools and tools of discernment that Ignatian Spirituality offers.  In my new post at dotMagis, I pray in thanksgiving for the tools of Ignatian Spirtiuality.

There is that old adage that says, “When God closes one door, God opens another one.” When my husband and I were overwhelmed with the closing of a door two years ago, a friend of mine said to me, “No one tells you that the hallway between the two doors can feel like hell.” My husband and I walked that hard hallway of uncertainty for two years.

It has not completely sunk in that the hallway is over—that the doors of our most recent journey are no longer closed, and that the uncertainty of which door to walk through no longer hangs over our heads.

I have no doubt that without the many Ignatian tools that people taught us over the years, we would have been flat on our faces with despair. The hallway of transition could have felt completely dark, but instead, there were always beacons of light coming in through the windows.


Join me over at dotMagis for my litany of gratitude for these tools!


Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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