Within the context of The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius

Moving to Stillness - the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.


Looking for a contemporary  guide to the Spiritual Exercises?  Moving to Stillness may just meet your need.  Ignatius of Loyola's eight or thirty day retreat builds and as it does it is matched with helpful visual images. These photos help you focus on the scriptural content of the day. This provides a guide for prayer and contemplation.

This visual approach is an Australian insight into the Spiritual Exercises. You are encouraged to reflect on the Ignatian maxim, "finding God in all things". It may be a sunrise or a  sunset. It may be the unique beauty of the Australian bush.
This is a presentation of difference. Your personal experience of prayer and contemplation will be drawn deeper. You will be encouraged to move within, and to look out, about and look higher still.
This book is suitable for people who are engaged in seeking a deeper spirituality.For any developing their spiritual life of prayer, contemplation and service through Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises.   It is a book to be treasured!

On Reflection.


Those who seek to scale the heights must go far down into the depths.’

Ignatius of Loyola

As much as you need.

I want to share some of the depth and wisdom of Ignatius. I want it to be living and relevant. Use as much as you choose. If you want a copy of the book you can buy it here as well.

Moving to Stillness - the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.

Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius

Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

Born 23-10-1491. Died 31-10-1556.

He was a knight, hermit, priest and theologian He founded the Society of Jesus, commonly known as The Jesuits. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation.

Ignatius was wounded in the Battle of Pamplona in 1521. He had a spiritual conversion while in recovery. He was inspired to abandon his military life, and devote himself to labour for God. He was inspired by the example of spiritual leaders like Francis of Assisi. He had a vision of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus at the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat in March 1522. Following this he went to Manresa. Here he began praying for seven hours a day, often in a nearby cave. It was also here he formulated the essence of the Spiritual Exercises.

Between 1524 and 1537, Ignatius studied theology and Latin in the University of Alcalá and then in Paris. Ignatius and a few followers bound themselves by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. In 1539, they formed the Society of Jesus. It was approved in 1540 by Pope Paul III. The Spiritual Exercises were approved in 1548.

Ignatius was beatified in 1609 and canonized 1622. In 1922 Ignatius was declared patron of spiritual retreats.


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