The Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises 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 how they provide the framework for how we should live and serve each day.

At Ignatius House Retreat Center, 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.

Did you know? The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.

Learn more about Ignatian Spirituality, the Spiritual Exercises, and the Daily Examen at– a service of Loyola Press, A Jesuit Ministry.