What are the First Spiritual Exercises?

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  • What makes the latter, the 18th Annotation Exercises, the “First” Spiritual Exercises”? To begin with, they are first in the spiritual journey. They are the first spiritual exercises learnt by the pilgrim Ignatius seeking God's will. They are the first spiritual exercises he gave to others. They are the first exercises I might give to anyone who desires to make progress in their spiritual life today.

    Fr Hansen said when he first started working on the First Spiritual Exercises, he decided to use the terms ‘giver’ and ‘receiver’ to describe those who lead others on the exercises, and those who undertake them. However, the stories of people doing the exercises showed him just how much those receiving the exercises have to give.

  • Fr Hansen said when he first started working on the First Spiritual Exercises, he decided to use the terms ‘giver’ and ‘receiver’ to describe those who lead others on the exercises, and those who undertake them. However, the stories of people doing the exercises showed him just how much those receiving the exercises have to give.

    Copies of The First Spiritual Exercises: Four Guided Retreats, by Fr Michael Hansen SJ, are available to groups and individuals through Jesuit Communications for $19.95, plus $10 postage and handling. To place an order, call +61 1300 72 88 46.

  • Third, they are first in the order and dynamic of the Exercises. One of the First Spiritual Exercises retreats includes all of the first week of the Full Spiritual Exercises. These and other first exercises must be made first before all the rest.

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In the book of the Spiritual Exercises, St Ignatius gave instructions to give the Exercises in two ways, the Full Exercises and the First Exercises. The Full Spiritual Exercises are given for 30 days in seclusion (20th Annotation) or 30 weeks in daily life (19th Annotation). The First Spiritual Exercises are given for four weeks in daily life.