Place Me with Your Son: Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life


The spiritual exercises arranged as a 24-week retreat in 4 phases according to the 19th annotation.
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The spiritual exercises arranged as a 24-week retreat in 4 phases according to the 19th annotation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878405251
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1991
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 165
  • Sales rank: 614,345
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction to the Spiritual Exercises 1
Guidelines for Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life (ISEL) 1
Time Allotted for the Exercises 2
Freedom to Follow God's Promptings 2
The Director of the Exercises 3
Written Resources for an ISEL Retreat 4
Structures of Daily Prayer 5
Some Ignatian Forms of Prayer 5
Historical Roots of Ignatian Spirituality 6
Preparation for Prayer 8
The Prayer Itself 8
Reflection on Prayer 9
Guidelines for the Discernment of Spirits 9
Awareness Meditation and Its Relation to Ignatian Prayer 10
Consciousness Examen or Christian Insight Meditation 11
Format for the Practice of Christian Insight Meditation (CIM) 12
Preparation for Phase One Prayer 13
The "How" and "Why" of the Exercises 13
Historical Background of the Author 13
Preliminary Recommendations for an ISEL Retreat 14
From Desolation to God's Healing Love 15
Phase One of the Exercises: Weeks 1 to 4 18
Week 1: Soul of Christ, sanctify me! 18
Week 2: The Principle and Foundation 24
Week 3: Sin and the Great Struggle 31
Week 4: A Sinner loved by God 38
Transition from Phase One to Phase Two 46
A Consideration or Appeal to Reason 46
A Perspective on the Call of Christ to Each of Us 46
The "Foundation of the Second Phase" 47
Modern Difficulties with the Concept of "King" 48
Christ's Life: the Basic Theological Principle 48
Week 5: The Call and the Coming of the Eternal King 49
Preparation for Phase Two Prayer 53
Contemplation of the Life of Christ 53
The Contemplative Prayer of Phase Two 53
Further Directions by Ignatius from the Exercises 54
Phase Two of the Exercises: Weeks 6 to 16 57
Week 6: The Incarnation and Birth of Jesus 57
Week 7: The "Showing Forth" of the Newborn King 64
My perception of my Companion and King 64
Week 8: The Hidden Life of Jesus 71
Considerations for A Contemplative in Action Today 71
Week 9: The Strategy of Jesus 77
Experiences of Consolation and Desolation 77
Week 10: The Mission Begins 83
Guidance for the Remainder of Phase Two Prayer 83
Week 11: Jesus Calls Me By Name 87
Week 12: Jesus Teaches Me with Words of "Power and Light" 93
Introduction to Making a Choice of a State or Way of Life 93
Week 13: Jesus Heals Me 98
Week 14: Jesus Challenges Me 102
Week 15: Jesus Nurtures Me 109
Week 16: Jesus Accepts Love and Bestows Love 114
Preparation for Phase Three Prayer 119
The Colloquy: Intensified and Enlarged 120
The Contemplations of Phase Three 121
Phase Three of the Exercises: Weeks 17 to 19 123
Week 17: Jesus is Betrayed 123
Week 18: Jesus Suffers Injustice, Insults, and Torture 130
Week 19: The King Mounts His Throne of Glory 134
Preparation for Phase Four Prayer 139
Faith Insight into the "Why" of Christian Optimism 140
Phase Four of the Exercises: Weeks 20 to 24 142
Week 20: Christ the Lord Conquers Death 142
Week 21: The King Sends Forth His Followers, and thus the Risen Lord Shares His Mission 145
Week 22: "I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate [Paraclete]." 149
Week 23: The Prodigal God: Contemplation on His Love 153
Love expresses itself in full, mutual sharing 153
Week 24: Totally in His Hands 158
Resources for the Study of the Spiritual Exercises 163
Calendar for the Spiritual Exercises as an ISEL Retreat 165
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