Ignatian Collection
By Ignatius of Loyola, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Francis Xavier, Foreword by Robert Barron Edited by Holly Ordway and Daniel Seseske
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The translation used was done by Louis J. Puhl, SJ. 

Ad maiorem Dei gloriam (To the greater glory of God) is the motto associated with St. Ignatius of Loyola and the religious order that he founded, the Society of Jesus. Semper maior (Always more, always greater) is a pithier version of the adage. Both capture the spirit of Ignatius: restless, moving ever-onward, unsatisfied with the quality of his relationship with the Lord, always convinced that the divine love could be answered by a more expansive fidelity on his part. His passion to become a dashing courtier, a courageous and celebrated soldier, and an advisor to royalty became, under the influence of grace, a passion to serve Christ—all the way, holding nothing back. He effected this influence first through the establishment of the Jesuit order, which even in Ignatius’ lifetime had become a powerful force in Europe and beyond and which today spans the globe; and second, through his masterpiece the Spiritual Exercises, which for the past five centuries has taught people how to commune with God and to find true freedom.


This distinctive Word on Fire Classics collection offers a wide-ranging look at the life and writings of Ignatius of Loyola and those inspired by his Jesuit movement. An introduction by Bishop Robert Barron draws readers into the classic Spiritual Exercises. That’s followed by a collection of poems from Gerard Manley Hopkins, helpfully annotated by Dr. Holly Ordway, and a selection of letters by the great Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier, introduced by Bert Ghezzi. The Ignatian Collection is a rich encounter with a pivotal player who changed the world and elevated the Church.

Author: Ignatius of Loyola, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Francis Xavier, Foreword by Robert Barron Edited by Holly Ordway and Daniel Seseske
ISBN: 978-1-943243-68-6
Binding: Hardcover
Page Count: 367
Publisher: Word on Fire Classics

Language: English
Release Date: 2021-04-05

 

Contents

PART I 

THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS 
 Introduction by Bishop Robert Barron 


Translator’s Preface 

The Prayer: Soul of Christ 

Introductory Observations  

Title of the Exercises  

Presupposition 

First Principle and Foundation 



First Week  

Daily Particular Examination of Conscience  

Additional Directions for Examination of Conscience  

Note 

General Examination of Conscience  

Thoughts  

Words 

Deeds  

Method 

General Confession and Communion 

First Exercise on the First, Second, and Third Sin 

Note on Colloquies  

Second Exercise, A Meditation on Our Sins 

Third Exercise, A Repetition of the First and Second 

Fourth Exercise, A Summary of the Third 

Fifth Exercise, A Meditation on Hell  

(Other Exercises) 

Note 

Additional Directions 

Penance  

Notes 



The Kingdom of Christ 

Notes 

First Day, First Contemplation, the Incarnation  

First Day, Second Contemplation, the Nativity 

 First Day, Third Contemplation, Repetition of the First and Second  

First Day, Fourth Contemplation, Second Repetition 

First Day, Fifth Contemplation, Application of Senses 

 Note

 Second Day 

Note  

Third Day 

Introduction to the Consideration of Different States of Life 

Fourth Day, A Meditation on Two Standards 

Note  

Fourth Day, Three Classes of Men

Note  

Fifth Day  

Notes  

Sixth to Twelfth Day 

Notes  

Three Kinds of Humility 

Note  

Introduction to Making a Choice of a Way of Life  

Matters About Which a Choice Should Be Made  

Note  

Three Times When a Correct and Good Choice May Be Made 

Two Ways of Making a Good Choice in the Third Time 

First Way of Making a Good and Correct Choice 

Second Way of Making a Good and Correct Choice  

Directions for the Reformation of One’s Life  


Third Week 

Third Week  

First Day, First Contemplation 

Note on Colloquies 
First Day Second Contemplation  

Notes 

Second to Seventh Day  

Note 

Rules with Regard to Eating 

Fourth Week 

First Contemplation  

Notes  

Contemplation to Attain Love of God  

Take, Lord, and Receive 


Three Methods of Prayer 

The First Method of Prayer 

 I. On the Commandments  

II. On the Capital Sins 

III. On the Three Powers of the Soul 

 IV. On the Five Senses 

 The Second Method of Prayer 

 The Third Method of Prayer 

 Mysteries of the Life of Our Lord 

Mysteries of the Life of Our Lord 

 Rules  

Rules for the Discernment of Spirits 

I. For the First Week  

II. For the Second Week  

Rules for the Distribution of Alms 

Some Notes on Scruples  

Rules for Thinking with the Church  

Notes on the Translation 

Part II SELECTED POEMS OF GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, SJ  

Notes by Holly Ordway Introduction by Holly Ordway  
About the Text and Notes 

Spring  

God’s Grandeur  

The May Magnificat  

As kingfishers catch fire  

Thou art indeed just, Lord  

The Starlight Night  

The Windhover  

Spring and Fall  

Carrion Comfort  

No worst, there is none 

I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day 

To seem the stranger lies my lot 

Patience  

My own heart let me have more pity on  

Peace 

Pied Beauty  

Hurrahing in Harvest 

 The Sea and the Skylark 

 Inversnaid  

The Lantern out of Doors  

Duns Scotus’s Oxford 

Binsey Poplars 

The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe 

The Wreck of the Deutschland  

Morning Midday and Evening Sacrifice 

Heaven-Haven 

The Habit of Perfection  

In honour of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez, Laybrother of the Society of Jesus 

The Bugler’s First Communion  

At the Wedding March 

Felix Randal 

That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection 

Adoro Te Devote 


Part III SELECTED LETTERS OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, SJ 

Introduction by Bert Ghezzi 

Here I am, Lord, I Come to Do Your Will  

Proclaim Repentance and Forgiveness to All Nations  

These Signs Will Accompany Those Who Believe 

The Harvest Is Plentiful, But the Laborers Are Few  

Those Who Lose Their Life Will Find It  

How Are They to Believe in Him of Whom They Have Not Heard? 

Make Me to Know Your Ways, O Lord; Teach Me Your Paths  

Bring My Sons from Far Away, and My Daughters from the End of the Earth 

When You Come to Serve the Lord, Prepare Yourself for Trials  

All the Nations Shall Glorify Your Name