Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises 2016-17
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) – a statesman, a soldier, and a seeker – found Jesus Christ as he recovered from a battle wound. He developed a process of prayer and contemplation based on his own conversion experience. His hope was that individuals who engage in these Spiritual Exercises
would encounter the Risen Lord and experience that they are loved sinners.
Originally these Exercises
were prayed through over a 30-day period. St.Ignatius, in his 19th Annotation in the Exercises, also allowed a person to pray through them over a 9-month period.
The themes of the Exerciseshighlight the love that God has for us, the person of Jesus Christ in his life, passion, death and resurrection and a discernment of spirits that move within each of us. As a person commits himself or herself to the process, the person experiences true freedom as a son or daughter of God.
In the Toledo area, a number of religious and lay people have been trained by the Jesuits to accompany persons through the 9-month process. The Spiritual Exercises
are offered at Christ the King Parish in Toledo.
On Tuesday, August 23,2016 at 7:00 PM
a free Informational Meeting about Ignatian Spirituality
will be held at Christ the King Parish Center.
On Tuesday, August 30,2016 at 7:00 PM
an Orientation Meeting
for those choosing to make the Exerciseswill be held at Christ the King.