Resources accompanying the Grove Book:
Ignatius of Loyola (S130)


Chapter 3: An Exercising Journey: The Spiritual Exercises

Resource Sheets

02 A Prayer based upon the First Principle and Foundation Suggested for the first reflection exercise of chapter 3.

03 Flower of Me Suggested as the second reflection exercise. It invites a reflection on the whole experience of life in the light of the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises.

04 Contemplatio A way of praying with the Contemplation to Attain Love.


The Ignatian Spirituality web resources – including following the Exercises online

Pray As You Go offers several reflections on Ignatius and the Weeks of the Spiritual Exercises here

Opportunities for undertaking the Spiritual Exercises:
At St Beuno’s (north Wales) offers a variety of ways of doing the Spiritual Exercises including 
  • 30 day retreat
  • Two stages of 15 days
  • Three stages of 10 days
  • Individually Guided Retreats

Other UK opportunities

The Retreat Association provide information on retreat venues as well as a range of leaflets (not all Ignatian).

YouTube Videos:

Introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola,” Sylvester Tan, S.J. (55 minutes)

Nick Helm’s Grove Books

Information on Nick’s other Grove Books 

  • Finding Support in Ministry
  • Soul Spark
  • Seeking Spiritual Direction



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