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Continuing with the video series through which Young Jesuits Talk About Ignatius, here we share episode number 5 presented by Connor Smith SJ.

St. Ignatius’ path of conversion was not always easy or linear. During his time in Manresa an obsession with his past life caused him great suffering, since he couldn’t integrate it into his new project of holiness. He still relied too much on his own strength. However, everything changed when he stopped looking at himself and began to look at Jesus Christ. Then he felt that He was holding out a loving hand, and that only by holding on to it could he go on the pilgrimage he had begun.

This video series is a contribution shared by the Jesuit Curia and Voces Esejota. All teachers in our global community are welcome to use these videos in their classrooms to discover together with their students, the life and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

To watch the videos that have been shared so far, please click here Video Series “Young Jesuits Talk About Ignatius”.

Recommendations to bring the videos to your classroom: Watch in class (4-5 min) or send these videos so that students can watch them with their families. You can be creative and dedicate some minutes in your week to discuss the last episode and see what emerges from the classroom.

Here is Episode 5. Fleeing from others, he met God and himself. Inner knowledge of Christ,  created by Connor Smith SJ.