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The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola / Translated by Thomas Corbishley S.J / Anthony Clarke Books 1987 / Hardcover

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The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola / Translated by Thomas Corbishley S.J / Anthony Clarke Books 1987 / Hardcover

Hardcover 1987

ISBN-10: 85650033X

PAGES: 124

PUBLISHER: Anthony Clarke Books

LANGUAGE: English  


!!! Condition of this book is USED LIKE NEW !!! 



A reissue of a classic of the Christian text from the founder of the Jesuit Order.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola 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."

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, one of the great masterpieces of the Christian canon, today continues to offer some of the most accessible and insightful guidance for going on retreat -- whether as a part of a group or by oneself. Based on the rich fruit of St. Ignatius' own meditations and practice, this guide for spiritual perfection has been treasured and faithfully used for centuries by members of the saint's Jesuit order and by millions more.

About the Author:

Thomas Corbishley was born in Preston in 1903. He entered the Society of Jesus at sixteen years old, 7 September 1919. At Campion Hall in Oxford he gained a double first in Mods and Greats (Latin, Greek and Classics) and in the 1930s published a series of academic articles on aspects of New Testament chronology, with a particular focus on the reign of Quirinius and the time of King Herod. Although clearly suited to an academic career in Oxford, the focus of Corbishley’s life and service centred on the core Jesuit tenets of preaching, retreat-giving, writing and communicating. Among his personal papers are over 200 articles, sermons, lectures and offprints in addition to a number of television and radio scripts. His published work includes Roman Catholicism (1950), Ronald Knox the Priest (1964), The Contemporary Christian (1966), The Prayer of Jesus (1976), translations of the Spiritual Exercises and numerous articles for The Month, The Tablet and the Catholic Herald.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Basque: Ignazio Loiolakoa; Spanish: Ignacio de Loyola; Latin: Ignatius de Loyola; c.  23 October 1491 – 31 July 1556) was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, who co-founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General at Paris in 1541. The Jesuit order served the Pope as missionaries, and they were bound by a fourth vow of special obedience to the sovereign pontiff in regard to the missions. They therefore emerged as an important force during the time of the Counter-Reformation.

Ignatius is remembered as a talented spiritual director. He recorded his method in a celebrated treatise called the Spiritual Exercises, a simple set of meditations, prayers, and other mental exercises, first published in 1548.


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