Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jesuit On The Distintive Nature Of The Spiritual Exercises

What is emphatically distinctive in the " Exercises " is their coherence. With inexorable logic, each conclusion is deduced from what has been antecedently admitted as indisputable. Thus, at the end of the first " week ", it is clear that mortal sin is an act or condition of supreme folly; and in the course of the second, third, and fourth, we are made to see that unless a man chooses that particular state of life to which God calls him, or unless he puts to rights the one he is already in, he has no character, no courage, with no virility, no gratitude to God, and no sense of danger.

Link (here) to read the cited portion of the book, The Jesuits, 1534-1921 by Fr. Thomas J. Campbell, S.J. 

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