Ignatian spirituality has been lived out in different ways between the time of Ignatius Loyola and the present day. In particular, the major changes provoked by Vatican II were informed by the important historical research that enabled the Ignatian family to retrieve insights long forgotten, and to strike out in significant new directions.
This seminar looks at key ideas in Ignatian and Jesuit spirituality as they were understood and lived at different periods : the foundational phase centred on Ignatius and the first companions ; the consolidation associated with Claudio Acquaviva ; the movement of restoration spearheaded by Jan Philipp Roothaan ; and the conciliar renewal led by Pedro Arrupe. We will look at such themes as the relationship between prayer and action, obedience and discernment, and meditation and contemplation, as well as considering different ways in which Ignatius’s life has been imagined and reconstructed.
Input mostly in English ; discussion in French and English.
M. Bataillon, Les jésuites dans l’Espagne du XVIe siècle, ed. Pierre-Antoine Fabre, Paris, Belles lettres, 2009.
P. Endean, «’Who do you say Ignatius is ?’: Jesuit Fundamentalism and Beyond», Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits, 19/5, november 1987.
I. Iparraguirre, Historia de los Ejercicios espirituales de S. Ignacio, 3 vols, Bilbao-Rome, 1945-73.
J. de Guibert, La spiritualité de la Compagnie de Jésus : Esquisse historique, Rome, 1953, aussi en anglais et espagnol.
J. Martin, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything : A Spirituality for Real Life, New York Harper Collins, 2010.
John W. O’Malley, The First Jesuits, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993, aussi en français et espagnol.
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