Walking in the Spirit recognizes the universal call to holiness expressed at Vatican II from the perspective of Jerónimo Nadal, an early companion of Ignatius who believed that contemplation leads to action that is itself contemplative—something he called simul in actione contemplativus (“contemplative likewise in action”). Author Joseph F. Conwell, S.J., explores this idea in the context of Nadal’s life and travels, and explores its relationship with Jesuit history, the Constitutions of the Society, and the Spiritual Exercises. While drawing on Jesuit tradition, Walking in the Spirit is expressly written for anyone interested in prayer. “Taste the piquancy of the Society of Jesus,” writes Conwell in his preface. “If you are a Jesuit, see how profoundly you enjoy its spicy tang; if you are not a Jesuit, taste Loyola’s cuisine.”
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-288) and index.