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St. Ignatius

Spiritual Exercises, Biographies, Studies

Books on St. Ignatius

THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA TRANSLATED FROM THE AUTOGRAPH BY FATHER ELDER MULLAN, S.J.

We have read everything compiled in the volume: it has greatly pleased us and seemed remarkably conducive to the salvation of souls.
The Cardinal of Burgos

We grant leave to print the work; it is worthy of all praise and very profitable to the Christian profession.
PHILIP, Vicar.

As the Christian religion cannot long subsist without some spiritual exercises and meditations — for the Psalmist says: In my meditation a fire flames out — I think none more appropriate than these, which undoubtedly have had their source in the study of the Scriptures and in long experience.
Fr. Aegidius Foscararius, Master of the Sacred Palace

Complete Table of Contents
Title Page
PREFACE
FIRST WEEK
SECOND WEEK
THIRD WEEK
FOURTH WEEK
CONTEMPLATION TO GAIN LOVE
THREE METHODS OF PRAYER
THE MYSTERIES OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST OUR LORD
Rules for Perceiving the Movements Caused in the Soul
Rules for the Discernment of Spirits
Rules for Distributing Alms
Notes on the Scruples and Persuasions of our Enemy
Rules to have the True Sentiment in the Church

Download the complete work: RTF [235k], PDF [180K]

This document is courtesy of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Calvin College. Last updated on July 16, 1999. Contacting the CCEL.

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Poems

This part of the site was inspired by a recent evangelization seminar featuring Dorothy Hulburt.

She shared the spirituality found in the works of the following poets:

 

  1. J. D. Freeman
  2. George Herbert
  3. Dorothy Donnell
  4. e.e.cummings
  5. Robert Frost
  6. Antonio Machado
  7. Emily Dickinson
  8. Jessica Powers
By clicking on the underlined poet, you can find resources related to each one. I apologize that I could not find the work of J.D. Freeman. If you would like to learn more about Dorothy Hulburt’s understanding of the spirituality behind their work, please contact me at:bob@psalms.ws.

Let me know if you are interested in her coming to your community for an evangelization seminar or if you are just interested in purchasing this particular tape (or others). I think that you will find either very worthwhile, though the live seminar is much more effective.

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Music

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Latest New Music

This area of the site is for the latest in Contemporary music that is Christian or inspirational in some way appropriate to reflection and personal growth. You will also find the latest news related to these genres of music.

Latest Contemporary Reflective Music News:

Christian music moves against current to go mainstream

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Mission

This site has been developed for several purposes:
  1. To provide a resource to people active in the ministries and study groups within their faith community.
  2. To be a place for personal spiritual growth and consolation for Christians and others who are seeking to find truth and meaning in the challenges of life.
  3. To be a venue for a new music, one that is written by fellow seekers to help each other along the way.

 

As with many endeavors, it will take some time for us to reach this mission, but the journey has at least begun

About Us

This site has been developed by:
Bob Metivier
Music Director
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
 

I can be contacted at bob@psalms.ws with any suggestions, requests, or for general correspondence.

The site has many references to outside material that I felt would be of significant value to you. The availability of these materials to us is greatly appreciated. If you find yourself visiting these sites, please let them know that you found them through this site, and your appreciation of their work.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy the site, make good use of it, and participate in some of the newsletters, forums, and chat areas that are coming soon.

Thanks for visiting,

Bob Metivier