July 31 St. Ignatius of Loyola


July 31 — Memorial of St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)

Invitation to Worship

Come, let us sing to Adonai, let us praise the God of all Creation!

We make the Sign of the Cross over our  lips as we begin.

O Holy ONE + open my lips,

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


Let everything be done

~ For the greater glory of God.



All may sing or alternate the verses of any Morning Hymn .

At the Name of Jesus, every knee shall bow,

Every tongue confess Him Love in glory now;

’Tis the Abba’s pleasure we should call Him Lord,

Who from the beginning was the mighty Word.


Mighty and mysterious in the highest height,

God from everlasting, very Light of Light:

In the Abba’s bosom with the Spirit blest,

Love, in Love Eternal, Rest, in Perfect Rest.


At His voice creation sprang at once to sight,

All the angel faces, all the hosts of light,

Thrones and dominations, stars upon their way,

All the heavenly orders, in their great array.

 Text: Caroline M. Noel (1870); Tune: KING’S WESTON



This poor one called, Adonai heard my cry.

Psalm 33/34

I will bless Adonai at all times; God’s praise always on my lips;

In our God my soul shall makes its boast!  The humble shall hear and be glad.


Look towards God and be not ashamed; let your faces be radiant with joy:

This poor one called Adonai replied—rescued me from all my distress.


God’s angel surrounds all those who call, to save them from all they fear.

O taste and see Adonai is good! They are happy who trust in this Love.


Revere Adonai all you who are holy. They lack nothing who trust in God’s name.

Though lions may hunger and find no prey, those who seek God are not disappointed.


The face of Love turns away from evil that such deeds be remembered no more.

The just call, Adonai hears, rescues them from all their distress.


The just will suffer from anguish and trial but God will be there to save:

A guard to keep watch over all of their bones so that none of their bones will be broken. 


Adonai is close to the broken-hearted; those who spirit is crushed will be saved.

Adonai ransoms the souls of the poor: those who trust shall not be condemned.

 Text: Psalm 33/34 New Translation.  Setting: Tobias Colgan, OSB, alt. 




READING    1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. Give no offence to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, so that they may be saved. Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.



Silent Prayer



R. Whatever you do in thought word or deed, do everything *in the name of the Lord Jesus.  V. Whether you eat or you drink, whatever you do, do everything for the greater glory of God *in the name of the Lord Jesus.  V. Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.



Canticle of Zachary–  Luke 1:68-79


 Only this I want, but to know the Christ,

and to bear his cross, so to wear the crown he wore. 


Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Only this I want, but to know the Christ,

and to bear his cross, so to wear the crown he wore. 

Intercessory Prayer

Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Show us your mercy, Adonai,

~And grant us your salvation.


Let justice roll down like waters,

~ and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.


Clothe your ministers with justice,

~Let your people sing for joy. 


Keep this and all nations under your care,

 ~Guide all peoples in justice and truth.


Let your ways be known upon earth,

~Your saving help among all the nations.


Let not the needy be forgotten

~Nor the hope of any be denied.


May your love be upon us, Adonai

~As we place all our hope in you.


Send forth your Spirit and they will be created;

~And you will renew the face of the earth.


Create in us clean hearts, O God;

~ And fill us with your Holy Spirit. 


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 the same, 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.