The Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius consist in a journey of prayer and meditation with the aim of heightening and deepening our relationship with Christ and our joy in our creator God, who is in love with each one of us. Although the ‘programme’ is rather formally set out, the experience is always unique and personal, and frequently becomes a life-changing event. The Exercises are particularly appropriate when our lives seem to have become rather meaningless and empty, or when we feel ourselves at a turning-point.

Traditionally they are ‘given’ over the course of a thirty day silent retreat. But they can also be followed as a scheme of regular prayer in ‘daily life’ over, typically, an eight month period.

Over the last few years I have directed several people from the Anglophone community in Luxembourg in the Exercises in ‘daily life’. I would be happy to do so again during this coming academic year, starting in the autumn, for anyone who is interested and prepared to ‘take the risk’, and to make the necessary commitment of time.

If you want to find out more, or think you might be interested, please contact me either on 621 31 91 10 or by email here. All contact and discussion is confidential.


Steve McCarthy