The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed

Uncovering Liberating Possibilities for Women
Katherine Dyckman, Mary Garvin, Elizabeth Liebert

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 for women.

--Janet Ruffing, Fordham University

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ISBN 0-8091-4043-8 $22.95
Paulist Press
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