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
The Word

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 texts

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 NCC websites.

Other material

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.

What's New

Version 1.36

This version updates audio settings and includes a number of enhancements for the text and name display.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

220 Ratings

220 Ratings

Not a church goer

albie straight arrow

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

My favorite thing


I don’t remember when I last used the word “delighted” but that’s exactly what I am with this app. Love every single thing about it-more thoughtful explanation when you need it, if you don’t it’s easy to just move through the readings and prayers for each day. I love the music. It really sets my quiet time apart from the rest of my day. I’ve even made a small home alter with candles to have a dedicated spot to pray. The BEST.

Daily Blessing!


I had used Sacred Space from my Home PC for many years and was always led on a blessed spiritual walk by the guidance it provided. Yesterday I decided to see if there was an app and was excited to find it and put it on my phone! I found it easy to use and as always, richly rewarding in content and commentary. I will be sure to let others know about its availability in app form. Thank you!


Loyola Press
51.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Loyola Press.


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