July 31 St. Ignatius of Loyola





 We light the EVENING CANDLE and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Love!

~Thanks be to God.


Let everything be done, Alleluia,

~ For the greater glory of God, Alleluia!



HYMN Prayer of St. Ignatius

1. Take, Lord, receive all my liberty, 
My memory, understanding, my entire will. 


Give me only Your love and Your grace, that’s enough for me. 
Your love and Your grace, are enough for me.

2. Take, Lord, receive all I have and possess. 
You have given all to me, now I return it. 

3. Take, Lord, receive, all is Yours now. 
Dispose of it, wholly according to Your will.
Composer: John Foley, S.J.





Adonai hears the cry of the poor, Praised be Adonai

Psalm 33/34

I bless you Adonai at all times,

Your praise ever in my mouth,

Let my soul glory in your Love,

for you hear the cry of the poor. (Refrain)


Let the lowly hear and be glad

Adonai listens to their pleas

and to hearts broken God is near

who will hear the cry of the  poor. (Refrain)


Ev’ry spirit crushed God will save;

will be ransom for  their  lives;

will be safe shelter for their fears,

and will hear the cry of the poor. (Refrain)


We proclaim your greatness O God,

your praise ever in our mouth;

ev’ry face brightened by your light

for you hear the cry of the poor.  (Refrain)

 Psalm 33/34 John Foley, SJ alt.




    May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.


R.  These are words that you can trust * Christ Jesus came to save us all. V.  Grace, mercy and peace to you from the Abba and from Jesus our Teacher; * Christ Jesus came to save us all.  V. Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.


Gospel Canticle


There is nothing in death or life, nothing in all creation,

that can separate us fro the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 Canticle of Mary

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid.

The Almighty has shown me great favor

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones

While lifting up the lowly:

Fills the famished with bounty,

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the One and to the Word

And to the Breath of Love

As always before

So now and evermore. Amen

There is nothing in death or life, nothing in all creation,

that can separate us fro the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.




A Prayer of St. Ignatius:

Lord, teach me to be generous;
~Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
~ to give and not to count the cost,
~ to fight and not to heed the wounds,
~ to toil and not to seek for rest,
~ to labor and not to ask for reward,
except to know that I am doing your will.


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father…


Closing Prayer

O Holy One and God of Justice with Compassion, you called Ignatius of Loyola to honor the Name of Jesus by establishing a community to proclaim your justice and love throughout the world and to educate young people to bring Gospel values and spiritual integrity into the professions.  May all who celebrate his feast be filled with compassion for the poor and renew their commitments to work for justice and peace.   We ask this in the name of  Jesus Christ, who lives and loves with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.




May the God of love fill us + with a passion for justice and compassion for all who are oppressed.   ~Amen.


Let us bless Adonai.

~Thanks be to God.




Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Salve Regina

Marian Antiphon

Mother of mercy, our Queen, we greet you! Our life, our hope, our happiness, we hail you.

We call to you as Eve’s own children, and exiles; To you we lift our heart in sorrow and fear, in this valley of tears.  Turn then, our loving Advocate, and look with favor upon us.  And after our life in exile, show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.  O gracious, O loving, O Virgin benign, our Mother Mary.


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God;

~ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray.  Holy, Mighty and Immortal God, through the working of the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body and soul of the glorious virgin Mother Mary, as a worthy dwelling for your Word; grant that we, who celebrate her memory each evening, may with the help of her prayers, be freed from ever-present evil, and come to share the fulness of life eternal.   Amen.