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Part II: Books, websites, video clips, podcasts and other resources on Ignatian Spirituality

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Bibliography (alphabetical by author)

Retreat in the Real World by Andy Alexander, S.J., Larry Gillick, S.J., and Maureen McCann Waldron, 2009.

Consciousness Examen by George Aschenbrenner, S.J., 2002.

The Way of the Heart by Wilkie Au, 1991.

Contemplatives in Action: the Jesuit Way by William A. Barry, S.J. and Robert G. Doherty, S.J., 2002.

The Practice of Spiritual Direction revised and updated by William A. Barry, S.J. and William J. Connolly, 1982.

Paying Attention to God by William A. Barry, S.J., 1990.

Letting God Come Close: An Approach to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises by William A. Barry, S.J., 2001.

Praying with Ignatius of Loyola by Jacqueline Syrup Bergan and S. Marie Schwan, 1995.

Take and Receive byJacqueline Syrup Bergan and S. Marie Schwan, 1984-1985.

Beginning to Pray by Anthony Bloom,1970.

The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times by Dean Brackley, 2004.

Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings by Kevin Burke, 2004.

Jesuit Saturdays: Sharing the Ignatian Spirit with Lay Colleagues and Friends by William J. Byron, S.J., 2000.

The Discerning Heart: Discovering a Personal God by Maureen Conroy, RSM, 1993.

Just as You Are by Paul Coutinho, S.J., 2009.

Biblical Theology and the Spiritual Exercises by Gilles Cusson, 1988.

Spiritual Exercises Made in Everyday Life by Gilles Cusson, 1989.

Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits: his life and work by Cándido de Dalmasses (trans. Jerome Aixalá), 1985.

Sadhana: A Way to God by Anthony DeMello, S.J., 1984.

The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed by Katherine Dyckman, Mary Garvin, and Elizabeth Liebert., 2001.

 “Discerning Identity: Towards a Spirituality of Community” by John J. English in The Way Supplement, no. 64

Spiritual Freedom by John J. English, 1995.

Draw Me into Your Friendship: the Spiritual Exercises, a Literal Translation and a Contemporary Reading by David L. Fleming, S.J., 1996.

What is Ignatian Spirituality? by David L. Fleming, S.J., 2008.

Like the Lightning: Dynamics of the Ignatian Exercises by David L. Fleming, S.J., 2004.

The Discernment of Spirits: The Ignatian Guide for Everyday Life by Timothy M. Gallagher, 2005.

An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer: Scriptural Reflections According to the Spiritual Exercises by Timothy M. Gallagher, 2008.

The Examen Prayer: Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today by Timothy M. Gallagher, 2006.

St. Ignatius’ Own Story by LuisGonzález de Cámara (trans. William J. Young), 1980.

Opening to God by Thomas Green, 1977.

Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits ed. Michael Harter, S.J., 1993.

The Ignatian Way by Charles J. Healy, S.J., 2009.

Guided By the Spirit by Frank J. Houdek,S.J., 1996.

A Pilgrim’s Journey: Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola byIgnatius of Loyola (trans. Joseph Tylenda), 1991.

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius byIgnatius of Loyola (trans. Pierre Wolff), 1997.

St. Ignatius’ Own Story byIgnatius of Loyola (trans. William J. Young, S.J.), 1980.

Understanding the Spiritual Exercises by Michael Ivens, S.J., 1998.

Eyes to See, Ears to Hear: an Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality by David Lonsdale and Philip Sheldrake, 2000.

Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World by Chris Lowney, 2003

Heroic Living by Chris Lowney, 2009.

Thirty Days: on Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius by Paul L. Mariani, 2002.

A Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by James Martin, S.J., 2010.

Letting God Free Us: Meditations on Ignatian Spiritual Exercises by Carlo M. Martini, 1993.

The Ignatian Workout: Daily Spiritual Exercises for a Healthy Faith by Tim Muldoon, 2004.

The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Daily Life by Kevin O'Brien, S.J.

Ignatian Spirituality by Brian O’Leary, S.J.

Ignatius the Theologian by Hugo Rahner (trans. Michael Barry), 1968.

Ignatius of Loyola by Karl Rahner (trans. Rosaleen Ockenden), 1979.

Spiritual Exercises by Karl Rahner, 1965.

Meeting Christ In Prayer: An Eight-Week Life-Enriching Experience Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius by John E. Sassani and Mary Ann McLaughlin

The Way of Ignatius Loyola: Contemporary Approaches to the Spiritual Exercises by Philip Sheldrake,1991.

Inner Compass: an Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf, 1999.

Wise Choices: A Spiritual Guide to Making Life's Decisions by Margaret Silf, 2007.

Close to the Heart: A Practical Approach to Personal Prayer by Margaret Silf, 2003.

Companions Of Christ: Ignatian Spirituality For Everyday Living by Margaret Silf,2005.

Place Me with Your Son: Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life by James W. Skehan, S.J., 1991.

Moment by Moment a Retreat in Everyday Life by Carol Ann Smith, SHCJ and Eugene F. Merz, S.J., 2000.

Making Choices in Christ: The Foundations of Ignatian Spirituality by Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J., 2008.

Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer by Mark E. Thibodeaux, 2001.

Sacred Story: An Ignatian Examen for the Third Millenium by William Watson, SJ, 2013.

The Gift of Spiritual Intimacy by Monty Williams, S.J., 2009.

Finding God in the Dark: Taking the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to the Movies (We See Movies Because We Are Seekers) by Monty Williams, S.J. and John Pungente, S.J., 2004.

Sacred Dwelling: A Spirituality of Family Life by Wendy Wright, 1989.


Prayer in General and How to Pray

A Friendship Like No Other: Experiencing God's Amazing Embrace by William A Barry, SJ, 2008.

With an Everlasting Love: Developing an Initimate Relationship with God by William A Barry, SJ,1999.

God and You: Prayer as Personal Relationship by William A Barry, SJ,1987.

Opeing to God: A Guide to Prayer by Thomas H. Green, SJ, 2006.

 Weeds among he Wheat: Discernment, Where Prayer and Action Meet by Thomas H. Green, SJ, 1984.

When the Well Runs Dry: Prayer Beyond Beginnings by Thomas H. Green, SJ, 2007.

Seeds of Faith: Practices to Grow a Healthy Spiritual Life by Jeremy Langford, 2007.

Free to Pray, Free to Love: Growing in Prayer and Compassion by Max Oliva, 1994.


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Websites with Bibliographies


The Institute of Jesuit Sources

The Institute of Jesuit Sources specializes in making the spirituality and the history of the Society of Jesus better known. It publishes material by more than fifty authors on the Jesuits, their history, their traditions, their present activities, their future opportunities.


The Society of Jesus

Some suggested spiritual readings focusing on Jesuit Spirituality and Jesuit Vocation


Loyola University Chicago

An extensive bibliography sorted by topic. This site contains resources appropriate for both spiritual directors and directees.


Marquette University

An introductory bibliography on Ignatian Spirituality and St. Ignatius of Loyola



A very extensive list of links for daily reflections, audio retreats, online retreats, etc.


Jesuits Of Ireland and Britain

A selection of books by Jesuits (not all are on Ignatian spirituality)


Loyola Press

Extensive online book store; online retreat, daily inspiration, and other resources


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Pray-as-you-go brings together music, a passage of Scripture, and a few questions for personal reflection in a 10-13 minute podcast.


The America Magazine Podcast

Interviews with editors, writers and friends of America Magazine, the national Catholic weekly.


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Excellent clip on spiritual direction! Joseph Tetlow, SJ, is an expert on the Spiritual Exercises and is the author of several books, including Choosing Christ in the World, a guide for those directing the Exercises in Everyday Life. He spent several years in Rome as head of the Jesuit Generals Secretariat for Ignatian Spirituality, guiding the efforts of 250 Jesuit retreat houses. He talks about Jesus and prayer and lets us know what nourishes him as a spiritual director.

Time: 7:46


Ignatian Retreat Video Series

1. Who is Ignatius? Why is he important? James Carr, S.J.

2. What is an Ignatian Retreat. Who is it for? Richard Stanley, S.J.

3. Personal Experiences on weekend, weeklong and 30-day retreats. Ann Fowler

4. Retreats as “Sabbath Time.” Gail O’Donnell, RSCJ

5. What does a retreat day look like? Ann Fowler

6. Finding God in the beauty of nature on retreat. James Carr, S.J.


The story behind the founder of the Jesuit order, Ignatius of Loyola. As told by Stephanie Russell, Executive Director of Marquette University's Office of Mission and Identity.

Time: 2:30


Fr. Jim Martin, author of My Life with the Saints, describes Ignatian contemplation

Time: 4:41


”Is That You, God? Ignatian Discernment for Our Day”
9 Part Lectures in DVD and/or CD format
Presentors:  Harry Cain, SJ and Virginia Blass, D.Min.

In the midst of our busy and over scheduled lives, how can we find God and let God find us?
Are you seeking to discover more of God's loving presence in your day?
Do you desire a learn of a ‘language of the soul’ to better communicate with God?
Do you want to make more spirit filled decisions that grant you greater freedom in your important life decisions?

This compreshensive program is also especially designed for a person who is trained and experienced with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola,  to assist you in any teaching or sharing of the Spiritual Exercises with others in a variety of locations.  This video and or audio program contains nine presentations focusing on discernment, decision-making, and daily practices. It comes complete with a DVD presentation, PowerPoint presentation, participant’s study guide, presenter’s guidebook, and an extensive list of recommended resources, books, journals, and websites.  With this complete comprehensive resource, anyone trained in the Spiritual Exercises, would be able to utilize this program in ministry engagements in a great variety of ways. (parishes programs; retreat programs; and within college curriculum)

To order: or 1-800-955-3904


“Putting Out into the Deep”
A 12 lecture/preached retreat in the Ignatian Tradition DVD and CD format
Presentors:  Harry Cain, SJ and Virginia Blass, D.Min.

A wonderful resource especially for this celebration of the year of Faith!

An Ignatian-based preached retreat with 12 lectures each presenting another aspect of our faith journey.  Topics include:  discovering our authentic desires and why that is important in our relationship with God; what is faith?; taking a long loving look at the real; risking and faith; gift of our imagination in prayer; the depths and power  of compassion; grace in forgiveness; God's consolation for us; and the wisdom and teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola for our day.

To order: or 1-800-955-3904


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Other helpful websites


The Society of Jesus in the U.S.

To download the Exercises, visit:


Creighton University

Online Retreat - A 34-week Retreat for Everyday Life

A thorough approach to Ignatian Spirituality with resources for the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner


Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for the Corporate Person (ISECP)

ISECP offers publications, workshops, communal discernment, and training of retreat directors


National Jesuit News


Ignatian Wiki

(also available in Spanish)


Sacred Space

Daily Meditations from the Irish Jesuits


Company Magazine

Jesuits in the United States and beyond.



Ignatian prayer using art


Xavier University - Jesuit Resource


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