Our Eight-Month Blog Journey with Jesus using St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises.
WELCOME to the first three weeks of our journey! In the following nine blog sessions (click on the links below), I give you a basic overview of the Spiritual Exercises and why, in fact, they have been so helpful for me in my trek with the Master.
As you read my blog entries (simply follow the links provided for you along the way), I highly suggest that you also pick up a copy of the excellent guidebook, The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O’Brien. We will be using this book as our main source of scriptural references, so having this resource with you as we go will prove to be very helpful indeed.
As we blog along the way, we suggest that you bookmark both our master page and this unit page, as they will help you keep an index of our readings and be a place to bring all of it together for easy referencing.
Each one of our blog studies can serve you well as a support piece in your devotional life with Jesus. As you’ll see when you open up one of our pages, each blog begins with a short scripture or reading, some thoughts to consider, and then concludes with a prayer and a question or two for you to ponder. Go slow. Walk at your own pace, inviting the Holy Spirit to join with you as you read and reflect.
We strongly suggest that you review pages 1-30 in Kevin O’Brien’s book as you read along with our blogs below.
Our Introduction Sessions. (click on the links below to review each blog entry)
Our suggestion…don’t journey through the Spiritual Exercises alone! One of the best ways to explore the on-going applications of the Ignatian Exercises is to walk alongside a biblically-based, Christ-centered spiritual director who is familiar with the Exercises and knows how to make the journey part of your overall spiritual formation in God. Many of our directors in our Sustainable Faith-Heartland network are trained in helping others walk through the Exercises and are available to companion you in your journey with Jesus. Click here for more info.