spiritual exercises

“Taking” Time

“It takes an hour to get there.” Do you ever realise that when we talk about the duration of an activity we use the verb take? “How long will it take?” It’s an odd verb to use yet it’s such a normal part of our vocabulary that we don’t really think […]

Agere Contra

Saint Ignatius knew our human tendencies well. He was a lover of the world and fell easily into lust and vanity. The pulls he felt toward such things he called […]

Liturgy & The Spiritual Exercises

Italian-born priest Fr Romano Guardini felt the Spiritual Exercises had an anti-liturgical bias. Indeed, Jesuits have been seen as anti-liturgical, or at least careless about the liturgy. In truth, the treasury of the Society of Jesus holds the liturgy with great importance and the Exercises mesh well with Catholic liturgy, […]