The Spiritual Exercises

St. Ignatius Loyola (1491 - 1556)
Translated by Elder Mullan (1865 - 1925)

These are the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, a plan of contemplation to be carried out over about a month. St. Ignatius of Loyola (1419-1556) was the founder of the Jesuits, and was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. He published the Spiritual Exercises in 1548. The Exercises were intended for use by someone who would be conducting a retreat and are a series of notes on methods and things to cover. As such they read more like a manual and overview than a devotional book that one can look to for edification. They presume the person conducting the retreat or the exercises has already been through them. They are a central part of the first year training of Jesuit novitiates. However, one does not have to be a Jesuit-in-training to take advantage of the Exercises: Increasingly, lay people and even non-Catholics follow this path (1491 - 1556)( from the introduction and reader)

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface by the Translator Phil Chenevert
Play 02 Prayer and Annotations Phil Chenevert
Play 03 First Week Phil Chenevert
Play 04 Second Week Phil Chenevert
Play 05 Third Week Phil Chenevert
Play 06 Fourth Week Phil Chenevert
Play 07 Contemplations Phil Chenevert
Play 08 Three Methods of Prayer Phil Chenevert
Play 09 Mysteries Phil Chenevert
Play 10 Rules Phil Chenevert