What are the 4 weeks of the Spiritual Exercises?
- Week 1: considers God’s great love for us and our sometimes flawed response to God’s gifts.
- Week 2: focuses on Christ’s mission to save and heal the world.
- Week 3: centers on the passion of Jesus.
- Week 4: explodes with the chaos, wonder, confusion and awe of the Resurrection.
What are the Spiritual Exercises in the Bible?
The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God. For centuries the Exercises were most commonly given as a “long retreat” of about 30 days in solitude and silence.
How did the Spiritual Exercises come to exist?
The Spiritual Exercises grew out of Ignatius Loyola’s personal experience as a man seeking to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will. He kept a journal as he gained spiritual insight and deepened his spiritual experience.