St Ignatius of Loyola, the 16th-century founder of the Jesuits, left behind him a living tradition of prayer in his "Spiritual Exercises". Over the centuries these have been enormously influential - today there is more interest than ever in Ignatian spirituality, among ordinary people, as well as religious professionals and across all the Christian denomiations. This book interprets the ideas of St Ignatius for the present day, and combines practical advice on how to set about praying with an understanding of the deep mystery of prayer - prayer which can lead people, not to leave the world behind, but to make full use of all God-given opportunities. Margaret Hebblethwaite is the author of "Basic is Beautiful".
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‘To a theme which can be easily trivialized, Margaret Hebblethwaite brings sound knowledge of the Exercises, depth of insight into Ignatius’
vision and attitudes, and a keen sense of the needs of people today.’
The Way of St Ignatius is commended by Father Gerard Hughes.From the Back Cover:
The living tradition of prayer stemming from Ignatius, the sixteenth-century founder of the Jesuits, is still increasing in popularity among Christians of all denominations today. It leads us, not away from the world, but into the heart of the world where God can be found in all things.
Widely praised as one of the best introductions to the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, this book combines sound practical advice on how to set about praying with an understanding of the deep mystery and beauty of prayer. ‘Ignatian spirituality is about discovering the unique person that each of us is, the individual ways in which each of us relates to God, and the unprescribable ways in which we are each called to do God's will.’
"… tackles the spiritual exercises in a forthright but sensitive way…an imaginative approach to a deeper understanding and love of God."
" This is an excellent, very readable and practical guide to the spiritual exercises of St Ignatius Loyola, showing clearly both their earthiness, sublimity, and relevance to every aspect of human life."
GERARD W HUGHES SJ
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