The Spiritual Exercises were originally given in a month-long retreat of about 30 days. Today, the most common way to make the Exercises is a nine-month program usually called “The Exercises in Daily Life.” One leader of these is Judge Franciso Firmat of the Orange County (California) Superior Court. He has a a ministry of leading groups through the 19th annotation in weekly lunch sessions in his chambers. He describes what he does here.
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is Ignatian Spirituality A to Z. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.