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    Spiritual Exercises

    An Ignatian Prayer Adventure Begins

    An Ignatian Prayer Adventure begins today. Our focus for this first week of the retreat is “Love, Freedom, and Purpose.” We'll consider questions such...

    For Lent, Try An Ignatian Prayer Adventure (Online Retreat)

    What are you doing for Lent? Am I the first to ask?  Ash Wednesday is only two weeks from today--a date I've been keenly aware...

    Making Progress

    Joseph Tetlow, SJ,  says that he had to learn to listen, as Ignatius did. I had to learn about others' needs. Some need solid...

    Ignatian Adventure

    Anyone interested in the Spiritual Exercises should read Fr. Kevin O'Brien's book The Ignatian Adventure. He talks about why he wrote the book in...

    Two Standards

    The meditation on the Two Standards is one of the key moments in the Spiritual Exercises. We're invited to imagine two armies on a...

    Stay Away from Motives

    Here's some good advice from Anthony Lusvardi, SJ, writing on the the Whosoever Desires blog: Stay away from motives.  If you find yourself attacking ...

    The Ignatian Adventure

    The great river of Ignatian spirituality flows from The Spiritual Exercises, the guided conversion experience developed by St. Ignatius Loyola.  Most of the time...

    An Ignatian Pathway

    Paul Coutinho, SJ, has just published a new book. It's called An Ignatian Pathway: Experiencing the Mystical Dimension of the Spiritual Exercises. Coutinho is...

    The Fruit of Desolation

    Years ago, Austen Ivereigh, executive editor of The Tablet made a 30-day Spiritual Exercises retreat when he was a Jesuit novice.  He spent most...

    The Spiritual Exercises and the 12 Steps

    Fr. Edward Dowling, SJ,  a friend of Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, was convinced that the Spiritual Exercises influenced the 12 Steps...

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