Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

July 31, 2021 | Miles Christi

“Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet,

always ready for whatever our Lord may wish to

work in you.” 

St. Ignatius of Loyola 

St. Ignatius was a man of few words, but his contribution of the Spiritual Exercises handed down to the Church in the 16th century are a true gift from heaven, which can convert unbelievers, inflame the lukewarm, and produce saints. (Our legacy and mission: preach the Spiritual Exercises! | Miles Christi.) In a letter written by St. Ignatius on November, 16, 1536, St. Ignatius said The Spiritual Exercises are the best means that I can think of, experience and understand in this life, both to help a person improve himself and be able to benefit, help and bring profit to many others”

With untiring preaching of the Spiritual Exercises by Fr. John Hardon, S.J. and his  establishment of the Ignatian quality within our Order along with our appreciation for the Spiritual Exercises, he invited us to help preach them. From the solid formation we have received in our Order and the confidence that Fr. John Hardon had shown to us when we first arrived in the United States, we began the marathon of conducting retreats beginning in 2001 using the Spiritual Exercises. Just as the Spiritual Exercises are a legacy from St. Ignatius to the church, for the religious of Miles Christi they are a legacy and a mission that Fr. Hardon entrusted to us in the United States. 

For those who have never attended a Spiritual Exercise retreat, it is a weekend silent retreat with spiritual talks and time for personal meditation in silence.

These retreats are preached by the priests of Miles Christi, according to the method and principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Apart from the conferences and time for prayer, each day there will also be Holy Mass, Holy Rosary, and an opportunity for confessions.

 To attend a Miles Christi Spiritual Exercises retreat near you go to: Spiritual Exercises | Miles Christi to register. 

“It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.”

St. Ignatius of Loyola