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Personal Writings - St. Ignatius of Loyola

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St Ignatius of Loyola (c 1491-1556), founder of the revolutionary Jesuit Order, is one of the key figures in Christian history. These Personal Writings reveal the intense inwardness and devotional depths of the private man. His Reminiscences give a vivid account of his conversion and psychological turmoil, of his pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and of the years of study and controversy in Spain and Paris leading to the creation of the Society of Jesus. The immensely influential Spiritual Exercises offer guidelines for helping people discover God in their lives, coming to terms with their flaws, and making choices about their future. In the Spiritual Diary Ignatius shows himself drawing on these methods to work through a period of crisis. All these major works have been included in this volume, along with forty Letters specially selected by the editors to reveal his personality and many roles 'as a friend, a spiritual director, an instructor, a business man and a religious superior'. Together with the Preface, Introduction to each text and detailed notes, they make one of the greatest of religious characters freshly available to modern readers.

Table of Contents -

Preface
Chronology
Glossary
Bibliography

Reminiscences (Autobiography)
Introduction
1. Loyola
2. To Manresa via Montserrat
3. The Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
4. Studies and Conflicts in Spain
5. Paris
6. Interlude at Home
7. Italy
Epilogue by Gonçalves da Câmara


The Spiritual Diary
Introduction
Pros and Cons in an election on poverty
The Spiritual Diary:
Part I
Part II


Select Letters
Introduction
1 [1]* Advice to a good woman (Inés Pascual 1524)
2 [3] Dealings with brother and nephew (1532)
3 [4] Comfort among calamities (Isabel Roser 1532)
4 [7] Steps in discernment (Teresa Rejadell 1536)
5 [8] Prayer made easy (Teresa Rejadell 1536)
6 [10] In praise of The Spiritual Exercises (Fr Miona 1536)
7 [11] Blueprint for a religious order (Mgr Carafa 1536)
8 [XII, app.] Early years in Italy (1536-37)
9 [17] Thanks for support (Mgr Contarini 1538)
10 [18] Roman trials and tribulations (1538)
11 [52] Benighted obedience (Fr Viola 1542)
12 [79] Vocation doubts ofa young man (1544)
13 [101] Borgia's early steps (1545)
14 [123] Conduct at Trent (1546)
15 [149] Refusing episcopal dignities (1546)
16 [169] Ideals for newcomers (Coimbra 1547)
17 [182] Need for structures of government (Gandia 1547)
18 [186] Experience of poverty (Padua 1547)
19 [234] En route to the Constitutions (Louvain 1547)
20 [243] Defining obedience as an ideal (Coimbra 1548)
21 [466] Developments in the spiritual life (Borgia 1548)
22 [790] Dealing with a radical crisis (Borgia 1549)
23 [XII, app.] On prophecies and revelations (Gandia 1549)
24 [XII, app.] Spreading God's word in a German university (1549)
25 [958] Placating a parent over a son's vocation (1549)
26 [1554] Letter of resignation (1551)
27 [1587] Consoling a sister on her brother's death (1551)
28 [2652] Refusing a Cardinal's hat (Borgia 1552)
29 [3107] Students experiencing poverty (1552)
30 [3220] Agreeing to be royal confessors (1553)
31 [3304] The final word on obedience (1553)
32 [3305] The last call to Francis Xavier (Japan 1553)
33 [4184] Criteria in the choice of parish work (1554)
34 [5256] Financial worries (1555)
35 [5400] Norms for dealing with Superiors (1555)
36 [5471] The Society and the Inquisition (1555)
37 [XII, app.] Catechizing the sign of the cross
38 [6087] Consoling the mother of a student (1556)
39 [6454] Norms for food in Louvain (1556)
40 [6677] Reacting to obstacles in Zaragoza (1556)


The Spiritual Exercises
Introduction
Annotations
First Week:
Principle and Foundation
Particular Daily Examen
General Examen
First-Fourth Exercise: on sins
Fifth Exercise: on hell
Additions
Second Week:
The call of the king
First Day:
First Contemplation: on the Incarnation
Second Contemplation: on the Nativity
Fifth Contemplation: use of the senses
Notes
Fourth Day:
Meditation on Two Standards
Meditation on three classes of persons
Three kinds of humility
Elections
Preambles
Three Times, and Two Ways in the Third Time
For amendment and reform of one's personal life
Third Week:
Rules as regards eating
Fourth Week:
Notes


Additional Material:
Contemplation for attaining love Three Ways of praying
The Mysteries of the life of Christ Our Lord
Rules to understand movements in the soul: First Week; Second Week
Rules for alms-giving
Notes for the understanding of scruples
Rules for a true attitude of mind within the Church
Appendix: Text of Prayers mentioned in The Spiritual Exercises


Notes
Index

 

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