St. Ignatius composed the Spiritual Exercises over a period of 19 years (1522-1541) and has ever since been one of the most powerful means of sanctifying members of the Church, whether lay or religious. This is most clearly expressed by Pope Pius III when he declared, ” We have found that these Exercises are full of piety and holiness and that they are and will be extremely useful and salutary for the spiritual profit of the faithful….We earnestly exhort all and each of the faithful of both sexes, everywhere to employ instructions and Exercises so pious and to be instructed by them.” (Pastoralis Officii, 31-VII-1548)
This week long retreat will help us grow deeper in our spiritual lives and conform our will to the will of God. Especially useful for those seeking to find out God’s plan for them.
Throughout the course of the Spiritual Exercises the exercitants will be given the tools which will help them to discern the Will of God in their own lives. This makes the exercises especially useful for those who are seeking to find out what God’s plan is for them or to seek renewal in their lives or even discerning an important life choice (like their vocation: Marriage, religious life, priesthood, lay volunteer)
The Institute of the Incarnate Word is a clerical institute that is committed to the work of evangelising the culture. You can read about their work in many different parts of the world here. In 2016 members of the Institute were invited to look after several parishes in Fife, Scotland. We are delighted to
ffers the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola to the laity to help them grow deeper in their spiritual lives. The Spiritual Exercises do this by assists the exercitants (i.e. those who take the exercises) to, in the words of St. Ignatius, “conquer themselves” and then shows them how to conform their will to the will of God