Many books written about the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola are about doing and as a result they can easily be perceived as checklist of things to accomplish in order to the get the greatest benefit. By contrast, An Ignatian Pathway was written specifically to help readers enter into an experience with the Divine, an approach that amplifies the easily overlooked mystical dimension of Ignatian Spirituality.
In An Ignatian Pathway, Paul Coutinho, SJ has collected more than 100 excerpts culled from all four weeks of the Spiritual Exercises, the Autobiography of St Ignatius Loyola and especially his Spiritual Journal. Each entry is followed by a short meditation written by the author.
As a companion to the Spiritual Exercises, An Ignatian Pathway is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to experience and deepen the mystical and transforming graces in the Exercises, as well as for any ‘student’ of Ignatian Spirituality who desires a fuller and richer experience with God.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Coutinho SJ currently conducts an international ministry of speaking, retreat work and spiritual direction from a base at St Louis University where he received his doctorate in historical theology. A native of India, he divides his time between his home country and the United States. He is the author of How Big is Your God? and Just as You Are.
This book is originally published by Loyola Press (Chicago).