The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed
Uncovering Liberating Possibilities for Women
The Spiritual Exercises
Reclaimed is an extraordinarily lucid and wise reinterpretation of the
Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. It brilliantly explains key themes
and movements in this profound spiritual process. It places the Spiritual
Exercises within the historical context in which they originated and illuminates
both the problems and possibilities this spiritual pedagogy poses for women.
This volume is the fruit of a remarkable collaboration among three authors,
all experienced spiritual directors, who thoroughly understand the dynamics
of the Spiritual Exercises and the reactions they can evoke in women. Their
perceptive and often startlingly original insights are grounded in more
than twenty years of experience of women making and giving the Exercises.
Although women will particularly discover creative possibilities for themselves
through this reinterpretation, so too will men discover many fresh ways
of looking at the Exercises, their processes, themes, and key dynamics.
This is one of the best companion volumes on the Spiritual Exercises for
all who guide others through the Exercises and the only comprehensive one
--Janet Ruffing, Fordham University
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