We are often asked, What are the Spiritual Exercises?
The short answer is that St Ignatius wrote a manual of four weeks for giving the Spiritual Exercises out of his own experiences. This is the basis of the rich tradition of Ignatian Spirituality.
The Exercises can be received as the 19th Annotation (Retreat in Daily Life over 30-36 weeks) or 20th Annotation (30-day retreat). Not many of us have the luxury of taking 30 days out of our already busy lives but we surely can find an hour or so per week for the 19th Annotation.
We have a number of student interns and recent graduates who are currently available to Give the Spiritual Exercises.
What would be required from you?
- A commitment to daily prayer time (of approximately 1 hour)
- Daily Examen, which is prayed at the conclusion of each day.
- To meet once per week with a Spiritual Director (Giver of the Exercises)
If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
Jesuit College of Spirituality is a College of the University of Divinity and a work of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus. Jesuit College of Spirituality is dedicated to promoting interest in Christian spirituality, pastoral formation and their allied disciplines, and to provide the opportunity to develop among its community of communities (ecclesial and academic) the means to further their research and continuing study interests through formal and informal opportunities.