The purpose of a restraint of the appetite was an important question even for St Ignatius, explains Gemma Simmonds CJ.
In an article for the Ignatian jubilee year in 1991, Philip Endean SJ compared Ignatius with another 16th century figure in whose tradition millions of Christians continue to practise their faith.
‘What Ignatius gives us is not a theory, but a theology that is lived and experienced.’ James Hanvey exposes the theological vision manifested in the Spiritual Exercises and in Ignatius’s life.
This week, the Anglican Centre in Rome has hosted a course on what might be considered a surprising topic in that setting: the spirituality of St Ignatius. In an interview for Vatican Radio, Philippa Hitchen asked the two men behind this course, Rev David Richardson and Fr Gerry Whelan SJ, about how they were hoping to enrich the spiritual lives of the participants by giving them an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises and the work of the Jesuits.
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