The Spiritual Exercises were developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to assist people of faith in deepening their relationship with God. Through a collection of prayers, meditations, and contemplative practices, the Spiritual Exercises enable each of us to contemplate the life, passion, and resurrection of Christ and how they provide the framework for how we should live and serve each day.
At Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, the Spiritual Exercises provide the foundation for all of our silent retreats. Through a series of presentations by one of our Spiritual Directors, these exercises allow guests to consider creation, sin, repentance, and redemption. Through prayer and discernment, they provide the opportunity to realize and surrender to God’s great desire for the world.
The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern where God is guiding us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.
Learn more about Ignatian Spirituality, the Spiritual Exercises, and the Daily Examen at ignatianspirituality.com – a service of Loyola Press, A Jesuit Ministry.