Sacred Space is inspired by the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a sixteenth-century Basque, whose insights into God's working with the human heart have been of great assistance to countless people over the centuries and are found more helpful than ever today.
Sacred Space is a joint apostolate of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus - the Jesuits, and Loyola Press. The site originated in the offices of the Jesuit Communication Centre in Ireland in 1999. Within a short time, many other languages were introduced.
Using Sacred Space
It might seem strange to pray at your computer, in front of a screen or using your smartphone, especially if there are other people around you, or distracting noises. But God is everywhere, all around us, constantly reaching out to us, even in the most unlikely situations. When we know this, and with a bit of practice, we can pray anywhere!
We offer the pages of the site to guide you through a session of prayer, in six stages, including preparing your body and mind, and culminating in reflection on a scripture passage chosen specially for the day. The stages are:
The Presence of God
Although they are written in the first person - "I" - the prayers are for doing, rather than for reading out. Each stage is a kind of exercise or meditation aimed at helping you get in touch with God, and God's presence in your life.
Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. For more information about this translation see NRSV.net NCC websites.
All other material on our site is the copyright of Sacred Space. The presentation, content and texts in use on the site have been developed in collaboration with the network of local language teams around the world. Permission to reproduce any material from the language versions can be directed to the local language editors - please locate the Sacred Space website information page, which can be found on the primary index page of this app.
This version updates audio settings and includes a number of enhancements for the text and name display.
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Starts My Day Everyday
I find using Sacred Space to start off every day to be both spiritual and relaxing. Being able to do a “deeper dive“ into some of the Scriptures is especially meaningful. I have been using the website for several years but recently with a new iPad have switched to the app. My only feedback on the app is when you’re in “settings” it would be very helpful to hear a sample of the music you are selecting while you were within settings, as opposed to having to go back into the app to hear the music selection. Thank you for the wonderful way to talk to our Lord every morning.
Simple and Deeply Moving
This app is such a gift. I’m a busy mom- comes with the title, and my path to God has been bumpy though my Love for Him has been constant. This site/app has simplified my focus so I am able to get quiet with my interior and place the focus on co-creating my life life with God in surrender. This is where we are in today’s world with global connections and instant access. Sacred Space supports living Godly life in today’s modern world through contemplation of scripture, quiet reflection, listening to ones body and heart...teaches the spiritual exercises that inevitably bring us closer to God. I write this with deep gratitude to the God and the contributors.
Not a church goer
A private person am I. Generally I would not do what you are reading now. I do so to help and encourage. For me anywhere and every where is church. As I have the luxury of a connected device I am able to open this and be in a spiritual place with the gospel I read, believe and follow as best I am able. Every day. Me and my companion guardian angel, take several moments each day to be thankful for our lives and for ways we may be of service to people as they enter and exit our lives Thank you Jesuit for being there. All over this planet
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.