The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (Google eBook)

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Loyola Press, Jun 1, 2010 - Religion - 240 pages
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The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius come to life in this book by Louis Puhl. This smoothly and faithfully translated text of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius has been a favorite of Jesuits, spiritual directors, retreatants, and general readers for decades.
  

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Contents

The Spiritual Exercises
SOUL OF CHRIST
1 IHSINTRODUCTORY OBSERVATIONS
21 SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
First Week
The Kingdom of Christ
THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST
Second Week
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Third Week
Fourth Week
Contemplation to Attain Love of God
Three Methods of Prayer
The Mysteries of the Life of Our Lord
Rules
NOTES ON THE TRANSLATION
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ALPHABETICAL INDEX
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About the author (2010)

St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491, one of 13 children of a family of minor nobility in northern Spain. As a young man Ignatius Loyola was inflamed by the ideals of courtly love and knighthood and dreamed of doing great deeds. But in 1521 Ignatius was gravely wounded in a battle with the French. While recuperating, Ignatius Loyola experienced a conversion. Reading the lives of Jesus and the saints made Ignatius happy and aroused desires to do great things. Ignatius realized that these feelings were clues to God's direction for him. Over the years, Ignatius became expert in the art of spiritual direction. He collected his insights, prayers, and suggestions in his book The Spiritual Exercises, one of the most influential books on the spiritual life ever written. With a small group of friends, Ignatius Loyola founded the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits. Ignatius conceived the Jesuits as "contemplatives in action." This also describes the many Christians who have been touched by Ignatian spirituality.

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