Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola

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  • The Spiritual Exercises Of Ignatius Loyola

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    I will explore a few of unique approaches as outlined in the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola. I will describe my experience of integrating some of the concepts of spiritual direction into my practice. Barry and Connolly in their book The Practice of Spiritual Direction say that, “we define Christian spiritual direction as help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating

  • St. Ignatius Of Loyola And The Spiritual Exercises

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    easily recognize St. Ignatius of Loyola, its founder, and his most important work, the Spiritual Exercises. However, when we are asked to mention Christianity’s most notable mystics, names like St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross or St. Gertrude the Great come to light, but St. Ignatius is seldom considered. In fact, it just takes a simple internet search to notice that his name does not make it in many lists of church mystics. This work proposes to present St Ignatius of Loyola’s mystical

  • Saint Ignatius Loyola And The Spanish Army

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    Saint Ignatius Loyola was a nobleman whom entered the Spanish army in 1517, but once he meets the French at battle, he gained a viscous battle wound that took him off the front line . Thus, he found god around the time of 1521 and converted from serving the royal crown of Spain, to serving the divine majesty until his death on the 31st of July 1556 . Saint Ignatius Loyola had then decided he was to go to Montserrat where he confessed his sins and was able to be vindicated . With confessing and realising

  • Saint Ignatius Of Loyola Personal Writings

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    The book, Saint Ignatius of Loyola Personal Writings, was translated by Joseph A. Munitiz and Philip Endean and first published in 1996. This book contains many aspects of St. Ignatius’ life, from his reminiscences to his spiritual exercises. Inigo Lopez de Loyola was born in 1491 in Spain, the youngest of 13 children. Inigo became a soldier at the age of 18 and began to refer to himself at Ignatius. Ignatius becomes a man obsessed with his image and a life of luxury until his conversion into a devout

  • St. Ignatius Loyola Research Paper

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    During the 1530s, St. Ignatius Loyola began to write about his honest emotions of obligation, agony, consolation and sadness. He looked for answers as to why he was feeling the way he was. Saint Ignatius Loyola was the founder of Jesuit Order, a male religious congregation of the Catholic Church. He composed the Spiritual Exercises in order to help others follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. They were composed with the intention of helping religious individuals connect to and with God. He urged

  • The Spiritual Exercises : Dean Brackley Joins A Long Tradition Of Interpretation

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    Discernment in Troubled Times, Dean Brackley joins a long tradition of interpretation of the writings of Saint Ignatius Loyola. Considering the Spiritual Exercises as the starting point for his model, Brackley seeks to recover the place of direct, supernatural, divine influence, particularly by the Holy Spirit, on the discernment of the believer. The spiritual challenges faced by followers of the Exercises have evolved in recent times, as has the Church’s recognition of existing challenges. In the spirit

  • Saint Ignatius Of Loyola And European History : Inigo Lopez De Loyola

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    and ideas that have fueled the conquests of forthcoming generations. The most intriguing of these figures is Inigo Lopez de Loyola, now known as Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He was born in Loyola, Spain, a village at the southern end of Azpeitia (Schmitz). Inigo was the youngest of thirteen children and his mother died when he was only seven years old. Thankfully for St. Ignatius, he was raised by Maria de Garin. Accordingly, Inigio was an ambitious young man who was destined to become a great leader

  • The Establishment and Rise of the Jesuits Essay

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    At the turn of the 1500’s, the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, began. It’s founder, Ignatius Loyola, created this society very distinct from other orders, in its “fanatical” obedience to the pope, and requirement of education to be a practitioner in the Society. The Jesuits played a large role in counter-reformation, specifically Protestantism. The Catholic Church used the Jesuits to reclaim many of the souls lost to the heresies that abounded during that age. The Jesuits continue to

  • Reformation of the Church

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    Protestant Reformation. Christian humanism found expression, putting emphasis even on the pagan culture and philosophy. Controversies with the Protestants also gave way to the revival of scholasticism, giving way to a reformed papacy with its emphasis on spiritual life and service for the people. Such a papacy commanded respect from the Catholics as well as affirmed the validity of the Church’s teachings. The Catholic Reformation was a rediscovery of the living Tradition. More than a counter-reformation, it

  • Martin Luther And Calvin And The Catholic Reformation

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    important figure who also interpreted the church needing to be reformed. Calvin wrote several books to establish Protestantism. One man, who was not even a member of the clergy, started the Catholic Reformation to gain faithful members back. Ignatius Loyola born 1491-1556 was a Spanish soldier who sought to renew a religious order of Catholicism. He hoped to combine the tradition of the Renaissance with a reformed Catholicism that would appeal to all groups, political and economic. The Catholic