St. Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was a Spanish soldier turned priest, confessor, and esteemed spiritual writer. He helped found the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). His most famous work was his Spiritual Exercises.


Meditation on Retreat: Who Are You?

Consider, with St. Bernard, that it has been in retreat that God has always pleased to signalize His greatest mercies toward men. It was in retreat on Sinai that Moses received the tables of the law; it was in the retreat of Carmel that Elias received the double spirit that animated him; it was in…


Ten Resolutions to Aid the Spiritual Exercises

By Spiritual Exercises is understood certain operations of the mind and heart, such as the examination of conscience, meditation, contemplation, mental and vocal prayer, which are employed in order to free the soul from its irregular affections and so to put it in the way of knowing and embracing the will of God toward it.…