Friday, February 17, 2012

Lent with Ignatius and the Spiritual Exercises

If you are looking for a Lenten prayer practice, several Loyola Press bloggers have put together An Ignatian Prayer Adventure, an experience that looks as if it will be terrific.   It will appear in a variety of formats across a number of sites, starting on Sunday (day after tomorrow).

A post outlining the structure can be found here.  (And there's a link in my sidebar.) I wish there were one blog on which all the relevant daily posts were being gathered but, alas, such is not the case.  For someone as disorganized as I, it will be a challenge to locate what's happening from day to day, but I plan to keep up as best I can.  (You can subscribe to all the blogs involved, if that would be helpful to you.)

This online series will follow the structure of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, so if you've made the Exercises, the framework will be familiar to you and, if you haven't, it will offer you a taste of what may become a way of life.

I'll no doubt post my reactions from time to time, and I invite you to do the same, whether you are able to follow the entire course of posts or plan just to dip a toe into the water here and there.

Image: Path into the woods, Guelph (ONT) Jesuit Retreat Centre, 2007.


  1. I'm so looking forward to these Lenten resources!

  2. I subscribed to the daily notices from all three sites...we'll see if I can keep up with them. I really want to get re-engaged with the spiritual exercises again, and am in the process of looking for a spiritual director. so, maybe this will spur me on! The fall out from moving is needing to rebuild every thing - from doctors to spiritual directors to friends!

  3. Thanks Robin. I'd seen this but still hadn't decided which Lenten resource to use. Will subscribe and look forward to reading your reactions.