This new edition, with its accompanying introduction and commentary, is intended for use as a manual by those making, directing or studying the "Exercises". In the case of retreatants, their chief aim is to foster the experience of prayer, prayerful deliberation and cooperation with God's graces which St. Ignatius intended his Exercises to induce in those who are making them. A retreat, therefore, is a time predominantly of prayer rather than of study.
2010 Reprint of 1951 Edition. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, (composed from 1522-1524) are a brief set of Christian meditations, prayers and mental exercises, divided in four thematic 'weeks' of variable length, designed to be carried out over a period of 28 to 30 days. They were composed to help to discern Jesus in everyday life. Though the underlying spiritual outlook is Catholic, the exercises are often made nowadays by non-Catholics. The 'Spiritual Exercises' booklet was formally approved in 1548 by Paul III and serves as a foundation document for the Jesuit order.
Is it time to take your spiritual pulse, re-orient yourself to your Creator, and seek His guidance to live your faith more seriously? The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola outline the rigorous self-examination and spiritual meditations St. Ignatius set forth. Readers will learn how to make a new beginning on the path to holiness, repenting of their sins and attaining freedom from Satan's power. Though St. Ignatius wrote The Spiritual Exercises as a handbook for a four week guided retreat, this edition contains step by step explanations suitable for independent use over any time period. This is the original TAN edition now with updated typesetting, fresh new cover, new size and quality binding, and the same trusted content.
A profound call to Christian discipleship. An intensive course in Christian faith. A creative freedom to serve God that is deeply grounded in Scripture. These are ways to describe Sacred Listening, James L. Wakefield's adaptation of the classic Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola. Central to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Spiritual Exercises is a manual used to direct a month-long spiritual retreat. Now adapting these time-honored Exercises specifically for Protestant Christians, James L. Wakefield encourages readers to integrate their secular goals with their religious beliefs and helps them reflect on the life of Jesus as a model for their own discipleship. Combining scholarship with classic forms of spirituality, Sacred Listening will interest church leaders and lay Christians who want to deepen their faith.
Although oriented primarily to those less familiar with them, this book offers fresh insights for those experienced in the 'Spiritual exercises.' It includes explanations of their dynamics and correlations between the events of Ignatius' conversion experiences and certain aspects of the 'Exercises.' The meditations on the Kingdom and the Two Standards are viewed from the vantage of contemporary culture. Thus the medieval model of the lord-vassal relationship and the male-dominated imagery are illuminated with the help of insights from Jung. Deeper psychological insight into dying to self in our attachments and desires is linked to our contemplations on the suffering and death of Jesus. The suitability for lay people to make the 'Exercises' is suggested in their adaptation to an open setting of daily life. Finally, a developing personal encounter with Christ in the present is delineated as central to Ignatian spirituality.
Offering an accessible translation of the classic Ignatian text The Spiritual Exercises, this reference provides step-by-step commentary that explains its meaning and relevance to the modern spiritual life. An important resource for those seeking to grow spiritually, whether Christian or not, every page provides compassionate advice for each stage of the journey and reflects the understanding of the human soul. Chronicling a spiritual work out, this resource employs stories, analogies, and approachable language to make this an ideal companion for anyone seeking divine inspiration.
A seminal influence in Christian spirituality since first publication in 1548, this contemporary translation by Michael Ivens, a noted authority on the text and author of the best-selling commentary 'Understanding the Spiritual Exercises', provides a definitive translation for the beginning of the twenty-first century.
We all know the importance of physical exercise, but what about the spiritual exercises—those exercises that keep us fit spiritually? The Ignatian Workout promotes the importance of achieving spiritual fitness and presents a dynamic program of "workouts" based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.Designed for reading, reflection, and prayer, the book includes a brief history of St. Ignatius and an overview of the Spiritual Exercises. Based on a 4-week program originally designed as a 30-day retreat, each week focuses on a different element of the mystery of the Christian faith. This unique guide to spiritual well-being concludes with a list of resources and Web sites for continued study.
NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH AS La aventura ignaciana! Third Place, Prayers & Spirituality category ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 2012 There is no better guide than St. Ignatius Loyola if one desires to discover how faith and everyday life can thrive together. In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, follows St. Ignatius’s lead and offers today’s time-strapped individual a unique way of “making” the Spiritual Exercises in daily life. The first part of O’Brien’s book provides helpful background information, including a brief history of St. Ignatius, an explanation of the Spiritual Exercises and their purpose, and a description of different ways to make the Exercises. The book’s core offers 32 weeks of prayer and meditations to draw participants into a deeper encounter with God. But what truly sets this book apart from other 19th annotations is how O’Brien has woven throughout the chapters his own personal accounts of living out the Exercises in everyday life. Through his deeply moving stories, readers discover how the Exercises intersect with the real world. The Ignatian Adventure is an ideal resource for spiritual directors, but its user-friendly, down-to-earth style also makes it perfect for any individual seeking a deeper life of prayer.
In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O'Brien, SJ, offers his own adaptation of the widely used 19th annotation, which allows people to "make" the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola over an extended period of time in the course of their daily lives.
The Classics Made Simple: The Spiritual Exercises is part of a series designed to provide an orientation course before you embark on the the great works of Catholic Literature. Each Made Simple booklet will give you vital facts and features such as: Introduction to the TAN Classic, Major Events Timeline, Biography, How to Read a TAN Classic, color images, Words to Know, and much more. This series will provide you with a compass for navigating the best of Catholic writings.
The 'Spiritual Exercises' of Ignatius Loyola, composed in the 16th century, consist of a sequence of meditations on the life of Jesus aimed at promoting spiritual depth and discernment about how to live. In this work, Haight has set out to open this classic work to an audience encompassing all spiritual seekers.
It's time to take your spiritual pulse, re-orient yourself to your Creator, and seek His guidance to live your faith more seriously. And there is no better way to do so than by delving into Saint Ignatius' classic Spiritual Exercises, which started the modern retreat movement and played a pivotal role in the conversions of many saints to a radical following of Christ. This book is one of very few that can truly be said to have changed the world. Now, let it change you! This beautiful deluxe edition has been edited for the modern reader by Father Sean Salai, S.J., and contains a new preface to help orient readers to this timeless classic. Arranged as a DIY retreat, it is an essential part of developing a fruitful and consistent interior life, a soldier-saint's battle plan for spiritual warfare. Peppered with quotes from Jesuit saints and spiritual masters, this new deluxe edition of The Spiritual Exercises brings St. Ignatius' powerful spirituality to a new generation of Christians striving to become saints themselves.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is one of the great masterpieces of the Christian canon. A series of meditations and practices that guides seekers on a journey to spiritual perfection, this manual has been used by millions of religious and lay persons alike for centuries. Now, in the first new Anthony de Mello book in more than fifteen years, the bestselling author of Awareness takes readers on an in-depth exploration of the practices of St. Ignatius and offers simple guidance and wisdom to help readers navigate the sometimes-confusing byways on the journey to God. Drawn from a series of talks de Mello gave before his untimely death in 1987, this book challenges us to achieve new levels of understanding and inner exploration, with chapters on how to hear the voice of the divine, the need for repentance, and how to ascend to love in our day-to-day life,. A must-have for fans of de Mello’s work and anyone interested in learning to pray in profound and meaningful ways, Seek God Everywhere is an inspirational and practical work that will transform your life.
In God Finds Us, author Jim Manney makes the Spiritual Exercises more accessible than ever by revealing his inner monologue of thoughts while he did the Exercises and giving everyday, relevant examples of sin, discernment, and meditating on the love of God. In his previous book, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Manney presented the daily Examen to readers in a way that made them feel empowered to make it a part of their regular prayer life. Now he offers God Finds Us to share his experiences of making the Spiritual Exercises in a down-to-earth, accessible narrative. Manney includes pertinent biblical examples that help us make the connections between how we pray, view sin, and make appropriate life decisions today.
"The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius" is a collection of Christian meditations intended to guide one on a 28-30 day process of spiritual purification and connection with Jesus. This text, written by the great St. Ignatius of Loyola has been extensively practiced and studied for hundreds of years. It has become a major text of the Christian canon and is a fundamental text of Ignatian and Jesuit spirituality. This volume presents the complete and original set of Ignatian prayers and meditations, organized into five parts: Creation, Mankind, The Kingdom of God, Christ, and the Trinity. Intended to be carried out over four weeks in retreat, these exercises are full of theological insight, Christian revelation, and contemplative guidance that, together, offers a path toward personal solace. "Spiritual Exercises" is a methodical approach to Jesuit spirituality, though it is accessible to a wide audience of lay people and curious readers alike. Beautifully composed, the work is a moving account of the nature of the soul and human spirituality. This timeless work of Christian Mysticism continues to resonant around the world, offering a path of spiritual meditation and awakening. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translation of Father Elder Mullan.