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Personal Writings

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St. Ignatius of Loyola (c. 1491-1556), founder of the revolutionary Jesuit Order, is one of the key figures in Christian history. These Personal Writings reveal the intense inwardness and devotional depths of the private man. His Reminiscences give a vivid account of his conversion and psychological turmoil, of his pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and of the years of study and con...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Penguin Classics (first published 1996)
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7jane
I have read some of this text before, but as I read them again among other stuff, they have grown to make more sense (the biography and the Exercises, at least).
Spiritual Diary didn't give much, as a lot of it was repetitive yet does give a good glimpse into his mind. His letters show great skill (even those few that are not really written by him completely).

I still have an issue with his opinions on obedience - at least in how there seems to be nothing about how the superiors should conduct th...more
Diane
This book contains Ignatius' letters and commentaries on his spiritual exercises. The book was very helpful in giving the reader a sense of Ignatius' theological views.
Ryan Harty
Beautiful confessions of renaissance Tridentine Catholic spirituality. Challenging and insightful. I will treasure this book and return to it again.
David
powerful, particularly after being taught by Jesuits in school for many years
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Saint Ignatius of Loyola was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus. The compiler of the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius was described by Pope Benedict XVI as being above all a man of God, who gave the first place of his life to God, and a man of profound prayer. He was very active in fighting the Protestant Reformation and promoting the subsequent counter-reformati...more
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