The Principle and Foundation

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure online retreat

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

Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, responds to the question, “What are the typical graces people can expect as they pray with the Principle and Foundation?” The Principle and Foundation is the first key meditation of the Spiritual Exercises.

Fr. Tetlow’s books include Considering Jesus, Always 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.


  1. I dreamed about you last night and it was though we were great friends. And then this morning a surprise gift that just popped up in my morning prayer time! I have no doubt that God engages me in the most delightful ways. As always, wonderful to listen to you. Thank you for enlightening me again.


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