The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola

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The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola

With Commentary

Written by a foremost expert in Ignatian wisdom, this readable translation and step-by-step commentary reveals the relevance of a spiritual classic to modern life. Stories, analogies, and approachable language make this an ideal companion for anyone seeking inspiration and personal growth.

Transforming all who encounter them, the Spiritual Exercises are among the most powerful practices for examining your life, letting go of your will, and learning to discern where God is leading you. But for anyone except an expert, the classic Ignatian text that explains the exercises can be difficult to understand.

In this book, Joseph A. Tetlow offers an accessible, popular translation of nearly the entire text of The Spiritual Exercises, along with engaging commentary to explain its meaning and relevance for our spiritual paths. Every page reflects Fr. Tetlow's understanding of the human soul, born of decades of leading global Ignatian retreats, and offers his compassionate advice for each stage of the Ignatian journey.

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“Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J., is one of the world’s foremost experts in Ignatian spirituality and is particularly well known for bringing that spirituality to new audiences. This superb introduction to St. Ignatius Loyola's classic text, The Spiritual Exercises, has it all: a fine translation of the original text, a historical overview of St. Ignatius and the background of the Exercises, as well as deeply insightful commentary on the meditations. Everything is presented with Tetlow's trademark clarity and informed by the wisdom and experience of a master teacher.”
James Martin, S.J., author of My Life with the Saints


“Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J., is one of the world’s foremost experts in Ignatian spirituality and is particularly well known for bringing that spirituality to new audiences. This superb introduction to St. Ignatius Loyola's classic text, The Spiritual Exercises, has it all: a fine translation of the original text, a historical overview of St. Ignatius and the background of the Exercises, as well as deeply insightful commentary on the meditations. Everything is presented with Tetlow's trademark clarity and informed by the wisdom and experience of a master teacher.”
James Martin, S.J., author of My Life with the Saints

9780824525392
Paperback / 168 pages
CROSSROAD, 2009

Dimensions: 6 x 9.25