Last weekend I had the opportunity to lead a discussion of Ignatian spirituality and its role in supporting the active life, concluding with an Ignatian meditative exercise. My focus was on the way that Ignatian meditation can ignite the imagination and lead to a deeper engagement with scripture and maybe some insights that can be applied to our active lives.

I much enjoyed leading the class and the exercise and hope to do more of it. We plan to put some material up on the CFE website designed to help people make use of the Ignatian exercises in their active work lives. In the meantime, I recommend The Spiritual Exercises by Ignatius of Loyola. The idiom and structure can be a little archaic and difficult to follow at times, but there are a lot of valuable suggestions contained within it.