Ignatian project part ii

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Ignatian project part ii

  1. 1. The Spiritual Exercises<br />Part II<br />
  2. 2. Basic Information<br />Set of Christian meditations, mental exercises, and prayers.<br />A four week (weeks varied in length) retreat written by Ignatius while he lived in the cave outside Manresa.<br />Written from 1522-1524<br />Broken up into three sections.<br />Purpose<br />Presupposition<br />Principle and Foundation<br />
  3. 3. Basic Information (cont.)<br />Ignatius administered the Spiritual Exercises 15 years before he officially became ordained.<br />Ignatius believed the most important way to experience the Exercise was to the examen, or a spiritual self-review.<br />Were meant for everyone and not just religious people.<br />When lay people take the retreat they are under guidance from a spiritual director who is usually a Jesuit, BUT the director does not have to be a Jesuit.<br />
  4. 4. Daily Activities While Taking The Retreat<br />Prays what the spiritual director instructs them to do.<br />Reviews the prayers.<br />Reports back to the spiritual director after completing the assigned prayers.<br />Spiritual director then helps the exercitent comprehend what the prayers may mean to them.<br />Goal- reflect upon experiences and understand how they apply to the exercitent’s own life.<br />
  5. 5. Modern Day<br />More lay people and non-Catholics are taking the Spiritual Exercises and becoming spiritual directors.<br />Popular among lay people in the Catholic Churches worldwide.<br />Is an important part of the Jesuit Novice training.<br />The Exercises are an integral part of Christian life communities.<br />
  6. 6. Purpose<br />The purpose of the Spiritual Exercises is to conquer yourself.<br />You conquer yourself through mortification.<br />Mortify- Latin for “death”<br />So to mortify yourself means to kill everything within yourself that is not what God wants from me.<br />
  7. 7. Presupposition<br />To give the other person the benefit of the doubt.<br />
  8. 8. Principle and Foundation<br />Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.<br />Nothing else matters in composition to this fact.<br />What God wants from me = what my purpose in life is.<br />
  9. 9. Week 1<br />“I am a loved sinner.”<br />Chapel image:<br />Prodigal son – Luke 15:11-32<br />
  10. 10. Week 2<br />The life and ministry of Jesus.<br />Chapel image:<br />The great catch of fish- Luke 5:1-11<br />
  11. 11. Week 3<br />The passion and death of Jesus<br />Chapel image:<br />Crucifix<br />
  12. 12. Week 4<br />The resurrection of Jesus and its effects<br />Chapel image:<br />Mustard seed- Mark 4:30-34<br />

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