The New Spiritual Exercises: In the Spirit of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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  • Copyright: 2011-01-03
  • Publisher: Paulist Pr
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This book presents a spiritual renewal system for contemporary believers based on Ignatius┐ Spiritual Exercises and inspired by the modern insights of Jesuit priest-scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Author Biography

Louis M. Savary was a Jesuit for thirty years and is a prolific author who has written, coauthored or ghostwritten over a hundred books, many on the interface of psychology and spirituality. He has taught graduate courses on Teilhard de Chardin, and has lectured and led study groups on The Divine Milieu.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Your Purpose and Intentionp. 1
Keeping a Journalp. 3
Annotationsp. 5
Seventeen Basic Teilhardian Principles That Give Rise to the New Spiritual Exercisesp. 13
The First Weekp. 37
The Presence of Godp. 37
The Way God Lovesp. 39
The Principle and Foundationp. 47
The Thanksgiving Examenp. 49
The Positive Particular Examenp. 52
Introduction to the Meditations on Sinp. 54
Introduction to Social Sinp. 63
End of the First Weekp. 72
The Second Weekp. 73
The Call of the Kingdomp. 73
The Call of Jesusp. 81
The Incarnationp. 86
The Two Standardsp. 96
Three Pairs of Peoplep. 105
Four Levels of Servicep. 110
Jesus' Baptism in the Jordanp. 115
The Temptations of Jesus in Desertp. 121
Parables of the Kingdomp. 130
The Woman Who Was a Sinnerp. 136
A Different Kind of Firep. 141
Discernment and Decisionsp. 145
End of the Second Weekp. 154
The Third Weekp. 155
Perspectivep. 155
The Passion and Death of Jesusp. 156
End of the Third Weekp. 166
The Fourth Weekp. 167
The Risen Christ Appears to Maryp. 169
Looking for the New Christ-the New Creationp. 171
No Limitations in the Risen Christp. 172
From the Way of the Cross to the Way of the Resurrectionp. 173
Being Sent-Individually and Collectivelyp. 174
Infused with the Divine Spiritp. 176
The Final Contemplation: Relating to the Father from within the Cosmic Christp. 177
End of the Fourth Weekp. 183
Appendicesp. 185
Steps in a Group Contemplationp. 185
How to Choose Music for Prayerp. 188
Dialogue Prayerp. 190
Meditation-Eastern and Westernp. 193
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