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St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (S.J. — the Jesuit order) wrote the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises — basically a month-long (roughly) contemplative journey of examining faith, self, and spirituality from a Christocentric perspective. It’s a contemplative look at the life and passion of Christ. Usually this is done with a spirital director, but when I was looking into the various programs and opportunities available through campus ministry at Loyola Marymount University, I discovered a link to a site at Creighton University for an online version of the Spiritual Exercises for a self-guided retreat.
Online Retreat in Everyday Life — http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/cmo-retreat.html
The retreat is set up for week-long reflection, but as I presently have a LOT of time to read, think, and write, I’m opting to make each week a daily reflection. I don’t know if I will reflect as deeply as I might if I took the whole week, but I amcertain God will stretch me regardless. I reserve the right to deviate from the schedule if a particular lesson demands it, but Lent just seemed like a logical season to begin.
In-Christ and in contemplation of God in all things,
I realize as I look at my stats that, while making each separate post a sub-page of this one, it will only be accidental if people happen to notice that hovering their mouse cursor over the heading to this page will bring up all the other sub-pages. I still think separate pages was the right choice, as this is a separate project and I don’t really want these in my main feed.
Day 1 – Life Review and “The Courage to Accept Acceptance” (Monday, 11 February, 2013)
Day 2 – Belovedness (Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 – Monday, 18 February, 2013)
Day 3 — Gratitude (Monday, 18 February – Monday, 4 March, 2013)
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