Along with his Spiritual Exercises, the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus is Ignatius of Loyola’s most precious legacy to the order he founded and the church he served. Fr. Antonio M. de Aldama, the author of several books on specific topics in the Constitutions, covers the entire work in An Introductory Commentary, including the 10 “parts” that still guide the admission, training, and lifelong work of Society members. WIth this volume, the reader can turn regularly to this source of Jesuit life and work, past and present. In addition to its scholarly value, An Introductory Commentary helps in reading the Constitutions as was urged by Jerónimo Nadal, Ignatius’s confidant and secretary: “with the spirit, with the heart, and with a view towards practice.”
Includes bibliographical references and index.