Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

September 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you are interested in doing the Spiritual Exercises in daily life (also known as the 19th annotation retreat), September brings an opportunity to start in alignment with the liturgical calendar. [...]

St. Ignatius and Serving the One True Ruler

July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

As a child, Ignatius listened with amazement while his father and his eldest brother told stories about how their ancestors had served with distinction the kings of Castile, how they had identified [...]

A Lesson from the Exercises

January 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

At Catholic Philly, Effie Caldarola shares her experience with the 19th annotation, or the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life. In theory, I always believed God loved me. The Catechism tells me that [...]

Justice in the Spiritual Exercises

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve recently pondered how the theme of God’s justice fits into the Spiritual Exercises. Our traditional understanding of justice is getting what one deserves. God’s justice, however, is more [...]

Three Kinds of People

June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, offers a homily that includes a discussion of the three kinds of people as categorized by St. Ignatius in the Spiritual Exercises. The types, as Sparough explains, are: [...]

Contemplation to Attain the Love of God

June 2, 2014 // 4 Comments

The final meditation of the Spiritual Exercises is the Contemplation to Attain the Love of God. Today, let yourself be guided through this contemplation with this beautiful video. If you were to make [...]
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