Ignatian Inspiration Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

(Everything is for God’s greater glory)

It is not necessary to perform grand gestures; all things can be done for the glory of God...

This slogan, perhaps more than any other, identifies the religious purpose of all Ignatian endeavors. In these four Latin words, we are reminded to live our lives for the greater glory of God and called to honor, praise and thank the God who created the world for goodness, unity and love.

When we acknowledge that everything is for God’s greater glory, the quest for power, wealth and knowledge we often witness today is transformed into the desire to give glory to God by placing ourselves and our resources at the service of others and especially those most in need of help.