Jesuits

emphasize finding God in all things.

12

HALLMARKS
of

Jesuit

spirituality

As Jesuits

we practice sensitivity to God's movement within us.
The
Examen

We Learn

to make decisions that reflect God’s will.
discernment

During the 1530s, St. Ignatius Loyola began writing about the emotions that took hold of him — feelings of gratitude and anguish, consolation and sadness — while encountering the Scriptures. Those meditations eventually became the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, first published in 1548.

The Spiritual Exercises is a compilation of meditations, prayers and other contemplative practices. It is not like other classics in Western spirituality that are typically read from beginning to end. It is more like a handbook, especially for use by spiritual directors who accompany and guide people through this dynamic process of reflection.

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