The Art of Friendship in Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Publication date: 
November 2018

In this booklet the author explains the various ways in which Ignatius Loyola experienced friendship and promoted it among his companions. He agreed with Aristotle that friendship was “the thing most necessary for life,” but he also realized that friendship was a spiritual gift that needed to be cultivated and nourished with great care.


Jesuit theologian specializing in Ignatian spirituality. Among his most noteworthy publications are El Peregrino (2016), a new edition of the Autobiography of Saint Ignatius with a commentary; Dios, la amistad y los pobres (2007); and a commentary or “re-reading” of the Ignatian Exercises in six EIDES Booklets. In this GUIDES collection has published On not anticipating the spirit (Guides n. 5, March 2016) and The Art of Friendship in Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Guides n. 10, November 2018).

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