Our Mission Continues

We are living in unusual times where our connections to community and our spiritual life look very different. Ignatius House remains as a spiritual resource for you during this time. These days we have a new opportunity to find God in all things, even in the challenge. Below are some resources to help support you spiritually, physically, and emotionally – not to mention, ways to have some fun.

In the meantime, we pray for your safety, that of your loved ones, our medical professionals, emergency responders, and all involved in good acts of spiritual and corporal mercy. Let us pray for you.

Sign up for our Wednesday prayer email. Each week, Ignatius House brings you scripture to pray with and a video commentary by the Jesuits and spiritual directors. Together, we’ll breathe life into God’s Word, drawing from the Ignatian tradition of contemplative prayer, which is simply “a long, loving look at the real.” You’ll discover that “real” to be God breaking into our reality, gazing upon us with love. Scripture selections reflect timely themes or liturgical seasons with a prayer format that is distinctly Ignatian.

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Talk with us every third Thursday at 7:30 pm, live on Facebook.

Liturgy & Prayer

Daily and Sunday Mass – Recorded daily with the Atlanta Jesuit Community at St. Thomas More in Decatur, Ga.

The Seven Last Words of Jesus – An audio meditation from Ignatius House

Stations of the Cross – Guided video by Ignatius House, pray “Everyone’s Way of the Cross”

Holy Saturday Meditation – A five-minute silent meditation in the St. Ignatius Chapel

Prayer in the time of the Coronavirus Pandemic – Written by Fr. Joe Lingan, SJ

Examen Live! – Weekly Friday live guided Examens from Ignatian partners around the USA. Run by the Office of Ignatian Spirituality.

Office of Ignatian Spirituality – Updated online resources live events and retreats on Ignatian prayer, self-care, and other topics

Discernment in the Cave – A 4-part digital Ignatian retreat for a pandemic from the Jesuit Conference

Examen for Life – An Examen prayer from Ignatian Solidarity Network during COVID-19

Pray As You Stay – Daily audio prayer guide from Pray As You Go (Jesuits of Great Britain), created to support you during this pandemic

A Meditation for the Anxious During COVID-19 – A text meditation from the Jesuit Conference of the USA

A Coronavirus Prayer – From America Magazine, in English, Spanish, Italian, and French

Give Us This Day – Free access to daily prayers and Mass readings.

Catholic Women Preach – Weekly video and audio reflections from Catholic women on the Sunday readings.

Stations of the Cross – Guided video by the Archdiocese of Atlanta

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Protection from Coronavirus

Centering Prayer – Guided prayer from Contemplative Outreach of Atlanta

Reflections

COVID-19: Discerning a path to God – Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, superior general of the Jesuits, reflects on our path to God during this pandemic.

Hope & Community in the Time of Coronavirus – A reflection on sustaining hope during this time.

What can Christians do in the time of Coronavirus? – Thoughts from Fr. James Martin, SJ

Where is God in this pandemic? – A reflection from Fr. Ted Penton, SJ

Faith Formation

Coronavirus Response Lesson – A free downloadable lesson plan with worksheets for use with children (from Loyola Press)

Digital Content for Formation at Home – Faith formation resource list from the Archdiocese of Atlanta

Children’s Missalette Videos – Videos and reflections geared to children about the Mass and weekly gospel

Free Catholic Activities – Including printable saint puppets and stories

Free Printables – Fun downloadable activities, prayers, and activities from Tiny Saints

Bible-based Worksheets – Activities and worksheets for the Old and New Testaments

Other

Jesuit Resources – Liturgy and prayer resources during COVID-19 from the Jesuits of the USA

Archdiocesan Resources – Liturgy and prayer resources during COVID-19 from the Archdiocese of Atlanta

Isolation Journals – Daily journal prompts emailed for 30 days from writers, artists, and musicians.

Video / Audio

The Art Sherpa – Painting made easy

Lunch Doodles – Learn how to draw and doodle with illustrator Mo Willems – Daily videos posted at 1pm ET (also has downloadable activity sheets)

Brave Kids Art Club – Daily videos helping you be more confident drawing.

Home Safari – A daily visit to the animals Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, live daily at 3pm ET

GoNoodle – Videos for kids that promote movement and exercise

Podcasts for Little Kids – The New York Times Parenting page put together a huge list of kid-friendly podcasts (stories, educational, and music)

Georgia Aquarium Webcams – View sea animals live

Other Activities

Nature Activities – Suggestions for getting outdoors and appreciating creation

Origami – Instructions for over a 120 easy-to-fold origami models

Mommy Poppins Coronavirus Guide – Hundreds of resources and activities for kids and families

125 Ideas – More ideas to keep your kids engaged and active during this pandemic.

Free Printable Worksheets – Thousands of downloadable worksheets for all ages and subjects

Parenting Guidance

Coronavirus And Parenting – Helpful guidance from NPR Life Kit

What to Know About Coronavirus – A collection of all the articles on the coronavirus from the New York Times parenting section.

Weird Parenting Wins – A fun book about parenting hacks to make life as a parent a little more sane

Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and resources from Mental Health America

Mental Health Coping Strategies – Helpful tips for all of us from the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Stress and Coping – Information from the CDC

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Telephone and private online/text chat

Mindfulness Center of Atlanta – Audio guides for home mindfulness practice

Holy Family Counseling Center – Counseling from a Catholic Christian perspective (virtual counseling may be available; please enquire)

Recovery

COVID-19 Online Recovery Resources

AA Online Intergroup – List of online AA meetings with schedules and dial-in inform

Online Group AA Meetings – 24/7 online meetings

AA Chat Room – Live ongoing AA chats

CrystalMeth.org – Online meeting directory

CMA Online Meeting – 6pm CT

NA.org – List of worldwide online meetings

NeverAloneClub.org – Daily online meetings and 24/7 chat

Virtual NA – Scheduled online NA meetings

Support Ignatius House

If you are able, a financial gift to Ignatius House will help us respond to this  most unprecedented time. Our costs continue whether Ignatius House is full or empty. Every dollar is appreciated and helps sustain this mission.

During closure, we are busy behind the scenes preparing for your return — cleaning, organizing, repairing, and actively building new programs for what you’ll need next:

  • healing from trauma
  • navigating what’s ahead
  • understanding anger, confusion, or grief

Our mission continues. Become a mission partner and give today. Thank you!