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What is Meant by “Ignatian Discernment”?

Two important Ignatian words are: spiritual consolation and spiritual desolation. These are what Ignatius calls interior movements. Natural consolation may depend on the weather or other natural causes, but spiritual consolation comes as a gift from God.

Ignatius defines spiritual consolation as “every increase in hope, faith, and love.” … read more here.

The Spiritual Exercises: A Study Edition

Edited by Eric Jensen SJ, this book is helpful for anyone interested in comparing the original Spanish and Latin versions of Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises and their English translations.

Orientations I and II

Written by John Veltri, SJ, who was one of the leaders in the renewal of the personally directed Spiritual Exercises in North America. For many years he was centered in Guelph, Ontario’s Loyola House.  Orientations gathers up much of his wisdom. Volume 1 consists of prayerful ways to prepare for making the Exercises, while Volume 2 (Parts A and B) is for those who accompany or direct others in making the Exercises.

Andrew Garfield talking about the Spiritual Exercises

This clip from Stephen Colbert’s Late Show interview with British actor Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) is a beautiful introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola.

In a College Room

Written by Eric Jensen, SJ, this play was first performed at Loyola House, Guelph ON, in 2006.  It was created to mark the 450th anniversary of the death of Ignatius Loyola and the 500th anniversary of the birth of Pierre Favre and Francis Xavier, the first companions of Ignatius at the University of Paris. It is not longer in print.

Annotated Bibliography for Ignatian Spirituality

A listing of books, helpful in learning more about Ignatian Spirituality.

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