The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises provide a way to pray, an approach to making decisions and a practical guide to everyday life.
They 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 consider how they provide the framework for how we should live and serve each day.
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 retreatants to consider Creation, Sin, Repentance, and Redemption. And, through prayer and discernment, they provide the opportunity for those that practice them to realize and surrender to God’s great plan of salvation through Christ.
Being silent, waiting, and listening for God to speak – with nowhere to go, no agenda to keep, and no superficial social contact is the key ingredient for communicating with God. The beauty of the grounds also helps dispose oneself to hearing the Lord speak.