Spiritual Exercises

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 [...]

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

August 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

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. [...]

Saturday Link for 31 Days with St. Ignatius

July 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s day 12 of our 31-day journey of Ignatian spirituality. Today’s reading is God as Mystery, God as Neighbor. If you’ve joined us a few days late, you can catch up on previous reading at 31 [...]

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 [...]

Surrendering to God’s Love

April 24, 2014 // 4 Comments

This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Contemplating the love of the Creator opened my heart to a new world, one that I needed to explore and experience. After all, it was [...]

What Will Be Your Focus in the New Year?

December 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Two common ones involve getting in shape or making a commitment to deepen one’s prayer life. Former catechetical leader Paul Gallagher explains how one led to [...]

Ignatius and the Sacraments

December 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Spiritual Exercises are not just a listing of meditations separated into four “weeks.” They are much more than that. They are a work of art that has inspired thousands, if not millions, of [...]
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