What are the Full Spiritual Exercises in daily life? 

The giving of the Full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius
November 17, 2020

What are the Full Spiritual Exercises in daily life? 

St Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius was aware of people who would benefit from the full Spiritual Exercises yet were unable to disengage fully from their worldly commitments. In such cases Ignatius recommended a person receive the full Spiritual Exercises over 30 weeks in daily life, meeting regularly with their director.

This is commonly referred to as the 19th annotation or retreat in daily life and has become an increasingly popular form of experiencing the full Exercises. The 19th annotation retreat is more accessible to those who cannot afford the time and financial cost of a month long retreat. Non-residential spirituality centres such as Campion in Victoria and Faber in Queensland, provide access to trained Givers of the Spiritual Exercises who can guide suitable candidates through the 30+ week retreat.