Spiritual Exercises (1522 to 1524) by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491 – 1556).

Christian Devotional Classics: Ignatius of Loyola

Introduction This summer in Christian Devotional Classics (Evangelical Seminary), I presented on Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491 – 1556) and the Spiritual Exercises (1522 to 1524). Considering the importance of the Society of Jesus in higher education, future posts are already in concept — if this isRead more…

Saint Aelred of Rievaulx, frontispiece of an 1845 edition of Lives of the English Saints by John Henry Newman. -- "Aelred of Rievaulx, Saint ". Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 18 Aug. 2013. .

Christian Devotional Classics: Spiritual Friendship

Aelred of Rievaulx (1110 – 1167) on Spiritual Friendship St. Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167) was a twelfth-century Cistercian abbot and well-known spiritual writer, whose treatise “Spiritual Friendship,” is widely considered a classic of Christian spirituality. Inspired by Roman statesman and orator Marcus Tullius Cicero’sRead more…