Choosing Christ in the World: A Handbook for Directing the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola According to Annotations Eighteen and Nineteen

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Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J.
Ring–bound / Loose leaf paper
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295 pp.

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St. Ignatius recognized that while many people could benefit from the Spiritual Exercises, some might not be suitable candidates for the entire 30–day retreat. In the “Introductory Explanations” (or Annotations) to the Exercises, Ignatius acknowledges directors who lead those candidates through a “retreat in daily life.” Fr. Tetlow’s manual is an aid for such directors. He offers guidance on preparing for the Exercises, and for each of the retreat’s four weeks. And he provides practical advice for conducting conferences with retreatants, suggestions of scriptural passages particularly suited to prayer, and more. Choosing Christ in the World includes notes based on Fr. Tetlow’s own directorial experience. This new edition of the book also recognizes Ignatius’s observation that in cases in which the material of the Exercises themselves might be beyond the grasp of some individuals, a leader might assign “light works” for prayer and spiritual growth.


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  • 5
    A must have for directors of the Spiritual Exercises

    Posted by Peg on Nov 2nd 2016

    Excellent and helpful guide for those directing the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. The core content of the S.E is enriched by the additional questions, articles and directions. This is my replacement copy as the first one has too many ragged edges, coffee spills and life.....

  • 5
    Essential learning tool

    Posted by mary helen markowitz on Sep 13th 2016

    I'm just learning to give the exercises, and this book is an invaluable educational tool. I hope to use it for many years to come!

  • 5
    I use it regularly

    Posted by Katherine Hanley, CSJ on Aug 15th 2016

    I have used this wonderful resource for many years and in fact gave away my copy--too soon, I discovered. So this is a replacement copy. Thank you for making it available at such a reasonable cost.+

  • 5
    Christ in my life

    Posted by Marian on Jun 1st 2016

    The book choosing Christ in the World is truly an amazing book for spiritual holiness. It brings my life closer to Christ .