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The Exercises in ordinary life

Publication date: 
November 2014

This plan for the Ignatian Exercises is based on the proposal made by Saint Ignatius in Annotation 19, where he speaks of persons whose required activities make it impossible for them to withdraw in solitude for an extended time. The exercises in ordinary life are thus proposed as an adaptation that can help many persons have a profound experience of God at the very heart of their daily activities.


Francesc Riera sj was director of Cristianisme i Justícia for twenty-five years and is now responsible for the Cueva de San Ignacio retreat house in Manresa. He has written commentaries on the gospels of Mark, Luke, and Matthew that have reached a wide audience. His publications for the EIDES collection include “The Exercises in Ordinary Life” (no. 11, October 1995) and “Accompanying the Exercises in Daily Life” (no. 55, May 2009).

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