Challenge of the Second Week and the Colloquy

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure online retreat

This post is based on Week Six of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.

Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, makes these key points in talking about the challenge of the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises and praying the colloquy.

  • The Incarnation was a historical event, but it’s also an ongoing event.
  • We are Christ’s mystical body in the world.
  • Colloquy sums up what we are praying for: to know him more clearly, love him more dearly, and follow him more nearly.
  • Our challenge is to live the way Jesus lived.
  • We become more like Jesus each day when we act as he acted.

Fr. Tetlow’s books include Considering JesusAlways Discerning, and You Have Called Me by My Name.

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Joseph Tetlow, SJ
Joseph Tetlow, SJ, has spent his life sharing the message of Ignatian spirituality. His books Choosing Christ in the World and Always Discerning are considered classics of modern spirituality. Fr. Tetlow continues lecturing and writing. His latest book is Considering Jesus. He resides at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Dallas, Texas.



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