God Finds Us: An Experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola by Jim ManneyIn 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.
Considerations & Contemplations From The Spiritual Exercises Of Saint Ignatius Loyola
The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius
Early in February , a pilgrim set out from his family's castle in the rugged Basque mountains of northern Spain. He limped eastwards toward the Holy Land at the start of a journey that continues today. The story of his pilgrimage has become a model for members of the Catholic religious order he founded as well as for countless other pilgrims. His pilgrimage began with a year at Manresa, near the shrine of Montserrat where he lived as a hermit to grow closer to God. Here he began taking notes about what he experienced. These careful notes were the beginnings of what became perhaps his most lasting contribution to the Church: the small handbook The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius which explains his method of leading people through an organised programme of prayer and reflection. Together they developed this method of prayer by reflecting on their own experiences of God and by talking about them with others.
He kept a journal as he gained spiritual insight and deepened his spiritual experience. The book of Spiritual Exercises is a handbook to be used by the director, not by the person making the retreat. More about spiritual direction. First week. Second week. The meditations and prayers of the second week teach us how to follow Christ as his disciples. Third week.
Ignatius of Loyola , the founder of the Society of Jesus the Jesuits recognized the need for exercise in order to maintain our spiritual health as well., The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola Latin original: Exercitia spiritualia , composed —, are a set of Christian meditations , contemplations , and prayers written by Ignatius of Loyola , a 16th-century Spanish priest , theologian , and founder of the Society of Jesus Jesuits. Divided into four thematic "weeks" of variable length, they are designed to be carried out over a period of 28 to 30 days.
Ignatian Spirituality. During the s, St. Ignatius Loyola began writing about the emotions that took hold of him — feelings of gratitude and anguish, consolation and sadness — while encountering the scriptures. Those meditations eventually became the S piritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, first published in