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Recommended Books

Updated: Nov 14


About St. Ignatius

  • The Pilgrim Story: The Life and Spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. By Brendan Comerford, SJ

  • Saint Ignatius Own Story (Autobiography). Translated by William J Young, SJ

On Ignatian Prayer Methods

  • Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone. By James. Martin, SJ

  • Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Praying with Scripture. By Timothy Gallagher, 0MV

  • An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer: Scriptural Reflections According to the Spiritual Exercises. By Timothy Gallagher, 0MV

On The Examen

  • A Simple Life-changing Prayer: Discovering the power of Saint Ignatius Loyola Examen. By Jim Manney

  • The Examen Prayer: Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today. By Timothy Gallagher 0MV

  • Reimagining the Ignatian Examen. By Mark Thibodeaux, SJ

  • Awareness. By Anthony De Mello

On Prayer - William Barry, SJ

  • God and You: Prayer as a Personal Relationship.

  • A Friendship like no other: Experiencing God’s amazing embrace.

  • God’s passionate desire.

  • Here’s my heart, here’s my hand: Living fully in friendship with God.

  • Praying the Truth: Deepening your friendship with God through Honest Prayer.

  • Seek My Face: Prayer as a personal relationship in Scripture.

  • Discernment In Prayer Paying Attention to Go.

On Ignatian Spirituality

  • What Is Ignatian Spirituality? By David Fleming, SJ

  • The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything. By James Martin, SJ

  • Ignatian Spirituality A to Z. By Jim Manney

  • Contemplatives in Action: The Jesuit way. By William Barry, SJ

  • Inner compass: Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality. By Margaret Silf

  • Eyes to see ears to hear: An introduction to Ignatian Spirituality. By David Longsdale

  • An Ignatian Spirituality Reader: Contemporary writings. George W Traub SJ editor

  • Ignatian Humanism: A Dynamic Spirituality for the 21st C. Ronald Modras

  • Ignatian Christian Life: A New Paradign. by Rosano Zas Frix De Col, SJ

  • The Ignatian Way: A Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of St. Ignatius. Jose Louis Iriberri, SJ and Chris Lowney

On Finding God

  • Finding God in all Things: A Companion to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. By William Barry, SJ

  • How Can I Find God: The famous and not so famous consider the quintessential question. Ed. James Martin, SJ

  • Finding God Again: Spirituality for Adults. by John J. Shea

Devotions

  • Hearts on Fire: Praying with the Jesuits. by Michael Carter SJ

  • Awake My Soul: Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions. by James Martin, SJ

On Discernment​ -Thomas Gallagher, OMV

  • The Discernment of Spirits: The Ignatian guide for everyday living.

  • The Discernment of Spirits: The Ignatian guide for everyday living - Reader's Guide.

  • Spiritual Consolation: An Ignatian Guide for the Greater Discernment of Spirits.

  • Setting Captives Free: Personal Reflections on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits.

On Finding God's Will - Making Decisions

  • Discerning the Will of God. An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making. by Thomas Gallagher OMV

  • God's Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover God's Will. by Mark Thibodeaux, SJ

  • What’s Your Decision? An Ignatian approach to decision-making. by Tim Hipskind, Sj et al

  • Living Against the Grain: How to make decisions that lead to an authentic life. by Tim Muldoon.

  • Discernment: The Art of Choosing Well Based upon Ignatian Spirituality. by Pierre Wolff

  • The Art of Discernment: Making Good Decisions in Your World of Choices. by Stefan Kiechle

  • Discernment. Reading the Signs of Daily Life. by Henri JM Nouwen

  • The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times. by Dean Brackley

Recommended if one is considering receiving the Spiritual Exercises.

  • Letting God Come Close: An Approach to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. by William Barry, SJ

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola

  • The Spiritual Exercises by St. Ignatius of Loyola: English by transl. Puhl

  • Exercitia spiritualia St. Ignatius of Loyola: Latin 1548 https://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/digital/collection/p264101coll7/id/2349

The 19 Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola

(text used by the director in giving the Spiritual Exercises with weekly spiritual direction sessions)

  • The Ignatian Adventure. by Kevin O’Brien, SJ

18th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius for Self-Directed Retreats (can be used alone or in a parish group setting, in one-on-one weekly spiritual direction sessions)

  • 30 Days - Ascending with Ignatius: An At-Home Retreat (Book and YouTube Videos) by Mark. Thibodeaux, SJ

  • 8 weeks - Meeting Christ in Prayer: An 8-week life-enriching experience based upon the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius. By Mary Ann McLaughlin et al

  • 12 weeks -Finding Christ in the World: A twelve-week Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life. By Joseph Tetlow, SJ and Carol Atwell Ackels



Our Lady of the Way, Pray for us!


For more information:

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Who We Are

How To Use Our Center

Ignatian Spiritual Direction

Ignatian Spirituality

The Spiritual Exercises

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