Ignatian spirituality in film 2016

2016 has been a cinematic treat for followers of Ignatian spirituality.

June saw the release of the crowd-funded Philippines-produced Ignacio de Loyola which portrays the life of St Ignatius up until his investigation by the Spanish Inquisition, covering the development of his main ideas in the Spiritual Exercises.

In December, Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of the 1966 novel Silence premiered. It is a historical fiction movie about Jesuit missionaries in Japan. The title refers to God’s apparent silence in the face of the persecuted Christians’ suffering. The film is due to be released in the Asia-Pacific in coming months, with the following dates confirmed so far:

  • 21 Jan   Japan
  • 16 Feb   Australia, Singapore
  • 17 Feb   Taiwan

Proficiat: AP CLC preparation meeting for Asian Youth Day


AP CLC is preparing to contribute to the Asian Youth Day Program.

Daphne Ho, from CLC HK shared some of the pictures in CLC AP Links Facebook Group.

The Weekly Francis Archive



The Weekly Francis ebook is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I pull from the Vatican’s web site. Each week I publish links for “The Weekly Francis” at Jimmy Akin’s blog along with links to the latest ebook.

This page is intended as an archive of all the weekly volumes of The Weekly Francis that I have published.

Also in this archive are links to all of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the volumes of “The Weekly Benedict”

The ebooks are available in two formats:

  • ePub – Used by many devices including Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • mobi – Used by Amazon’s Kindle

Omnibus Edition: In addition to The Weekly Francis volumes listed below I am also maintaining an Omnibus edition that contains all of Pope Francis writings, speeches, etc.

World ExCo team

world exco teamA picture of our World ExCo Team.


(Source: Facebook page of Pathmanathan Selvarasa from Sri Lanka)

World CLC Day: Bandung, Indonesia

Bandung, 7 April 2013

We started with exercising Contemplation Prayer, and with a Mass.

Briefing for a further discussion on Projects 154 took place, along with a short story of the history of lay Ignatian Community.

Here’s a snap shot of our CLC member young at heart  in their age of 20’s, 30’s, 50’s, 60’s.


Warm regards from our local community !

A Guide to Jesuit Leadership and Ignatian Spirituality

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A Guide to Jesuit Leadership and Ignatian Spirituality
A Guide to Jesuit Leadership and Ignatian Spirituality The selections in this free ebook sampler offer insight and perspective on the Jesuit principles that shaped Pope Francis, the first Jesuit elected to lead the world’s Catholics. From understanding the foundational pillars of Jesuit leadership to learning the essential elements of Ignatian spirituality, each book in this sampler offers a glimpse into the formative principles of our new Pope and the spiritual genius of St. Ignatius Loyola.Enrich your life by downloading this free sampler, including chapters from:Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney
Just Call Me López by Margaret Silf
The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O’Brien, SJ
A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer by Jim Manney
A Friendship Like No Other by William A. Barry, SJ
The Ignatian Workout by Tim Muldoon
What Is Ignatian Spirituality? by David L. Fleming, SJ

Download here

World Assembly XVI 2013 Lebanon

Theme WA CLC 2013

With this theme, we intend to bridge the time from our inception as a lay Ignatian community till the
present time – and our 450th anniversary – which we will celebrate in 2013.

We will reflect on the
journey we have traveled together, especially since Itaici 1998, during which we confirmed our identity as a lay apostolic body.

In addition, we affirm and explore our desire to respond to the signs
of the time, ready to cross borders and touch new frontiers.

Prayer for our Lebanon Assembly

Heavenly Father, you offer us Jesus, your Beloved Son, and ask us to
listen to Him.  In response to this gift, we the members of the
Christian Life Community commit ourselves to following Jesus more
closely and working with Him to build your Kingdom.

O Lord, our World Assembly at Lebanon is part of a long and rich
history which you have bequeathed to us.  Today, your Spirit invites
us to be present at the ever changing frontiers of faith and justice.
Relying on the intercession of the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Lebanon and
St. Ignatius, we seek to deepen our identity and act effectively as a
Lay Apostolic Body in the Church.  May your love and grace empower us
along this journey.

O God of Love, we ask your Blessings of Peace upon the whole world and
especially upon the region of the Middle East.  Illuminate the hearts
of your children; free us from all bitterness and strife; guide our
steps along the paths of Peace.

Almighty God, we entrust our CLC World Assembly to your loving
providence.  Eternal Father, confirm us. Eternal Son, confirm us,
Eternal Spirit, confirm us.  Most Holy Trinity, confirm us.

CLC Asia Pacific Online Forum Registration

Dear  CLC Asia Pacific

To fully participate and contribute to this Online forum of ours,we need to register ourselves first.

However, there are  several inquiries from CLC members who want to join this online forum.


For those who want to register: There is a downloadable registration guides:  please click CLC Asiapac (click the link for a step-by-step registration guide)

Note: You might need a pdf reader installed on your computer

For those who happen to forgot the password: please go to to reset it.

For registrants who forgot the user name: please do not hesitate to contact the web admin, we’ll look it up for you.


This site is still under construction, we are open for your feedbacks, and we’ll try to make it happen soon.


Welcome aboard for new members, looking forward to “ignite” this Ignatian Forum.


Free eBook on St Ignatius

St Ignatius’ Day gift – a free e-book on Ignatius!!

Loyola Press is offering Margaret Silf’s new book for download free until the feast day – July 31 – from:

The blurb about the book:

Just Call Me López is the story of the unfolding friendship between a twenty-first-century woman and a sixteenth-century man, Íñigo López, the man we know today as St. Ignatius Loyola. We invite you to encounter his thoughts and heart in Silf’s innovative, thought-provoking book that speaks to the essence of Ignatian spirituality.

Happy Feast Day


Fr Robin SJ