In Abide in the Heart of Christ, Rev. Joe Laramie, S.J., offers accessible wisdom from the foundations of Jesuit spirituality—St. Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises—in a ten-day personal retreat that will help you encounter Christ, grow your relationship with him, and shape your heart.
Laramie is your guide through this accessible retreat into the heart of Jesus. Based on a structure and approach he developed as a retreat leader at White House Jesuit Retreat in St. Louis, Laramie introduces you to classic themes of the Christian life, including sin, forgiveness, and creation.
This book also helps you learn how to use key scripture passages to reflect on your own experiences. Each reflection includes teachings from the Spiritual Exercises and offers examples from Laramie’s own life. Reflection questions and activities guide you in further contemplation to help you see what’s in your heart, encounter Christ in your daily life, and live more fully in his love each day.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
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Table of Contents
Introduction: A Retreat with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius 1
Exercise 1 A Heart Is Created: God, Creation, and Me 15
Exercise 2 What's in My Heart? Awareness and Emotion 23
Exercise 3 A Grateful Heart: My Spiritual Top 10 31
Pause for Heart Check 39
Exercise 4 A Heart Centered in the Lord: The First Principle and Foundation 41
Exercise 5 A Reflective Heart: Examination of Conscience 53
Exercise 6 A Blessed Heart: Gratitude for My Gifts and Talents 67
Exercise 7 A Divided Heart: Vices, Storms, and Temptations 81
Pause for Heart Check 94
Exercise 8 A Wounded Heart: Patterns of Sin 97
Exercise 9 A Visit to the Heart Doctor: Healing and Forgiveness 111
Exercise 10 The King of Hearts: On a Mission with Christ 123
Final Heart Check 135
Conclusion: Are We Done? 137
Appendix: Prayers and Resources 143