(PUBImage)Centering on the imitation of Christ, this has been one of the more important models for retreat in church history, divided as it is into four weeks of meditations and four key thoughts: the kingdom of God, the two standards (of Christ and Satan), three classes of men, and three modes of humility. 208 pages, softcover.
A reissue of a classic of the Christian text from the founder of the Jesuit Order.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyla is the core work of religious formation for members of the Society of Jesus, the single largest religious order within the Roman Catholic Church. For four and a half centuries in many thousands of editions in all languages, The Exercises have embodied fundamental spiritual principles essential to authentic Christian living.
The mystical insight informing Ignatius's own relationship with God--which he distilled in The Exercises--is that the divine love of God is providentially present in all the details of our existence. Here Ignatius shows how the faithful can be joined to God in all things, according to the Jesuit motto, Ad majorem Dei gloriam, "For the greater glory of God."
Avery Dulles, S.J. is the Laurence McGinley Professor at Fordham University. An internationally known theologian, lecturer, and author, he has written more than 600 articles and nineteen books and has been president of The Catholic American Theological Society of America and The American Theological Society.
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