Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Has anyone here done the Spiritual Exercises? If so, how did you do them? Directed or independently? In a retreat? How long (30 days vs. 8 days.)

I’m studying the Exercises right now, and was wondering what others’ experiences were.

I have been doing 8 day retreats for five years - once a year. They were directed retreats, sometimes with conferences, sometimes without.

i have used Fr. raymond gawronski’s dvds on the spiritual exercises.

He has a number of good points in those dvds.

my material life is far from perfect. my spiritual life is far from perfect. my friendships are far from perfect. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, a car that works, food on the table, i am more or less physically healthy - no major problems that i know of.

the spiritual exercises with ray gawronski --the exercises themselves have been recommended for centuries and recommended by several popes i believe.

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