We look at the world—and at God—in drastically different ways than our ancestors did, and yet the wisdom of a sixteenth century Catholic saint suits our doubtful, antiauthoritarian, pluralistic age. St Ignatius of Loyola believed that we know God better by paying attention to his work in our lives, our experiences, our imagination, and our feelings. His Spiritual Exercises, an enduring masterpiece of spiritual insight, teaches us to grow spiritually by learning to respond in concrete, practical ways to this divine presence.
The Ignatian Workout presents St Ignatius’s wisdom in today’s language – as a daily program of “workouts” to achieve spiritual fitness, tailored to people with busy schedules. It is a program that shows us how to recognize and respond to a God who is already at work in us, inviting us into a deeper relationship and into richer lives of love and service.