Voices of Hope meets every Tuesday at 6:00 PM for supper and 6:30 for prayer and worship in the Sacred Heart Cathedral social hall and community room. For questions or prayer requests please write our group leader This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Weekly Study Lesson:

Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola

Placing Ourselves on Pilgrimage with St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola (Latin original: Exercitia spiritualia) (composed 1522–1524) are a set of Christian meditations, prayers and mental exercises, written by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a 16th-century Spanish priest, theologian, and founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Divided into four thematic "weeks" of variable length, it is designed to be carried out over a period of 28 to 30 days. They were composed with the intention of helping the retreatant to discern Jesus in his life, leading him to a personal commitment to follow him. Though the underlying spiritual outlook is Catholic, the exercises can also be undertaken by non-Catholics. The "Spiritual Exercises" booklet was formally approved in 1548 by Pope Paul III.