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the first spiritual exercises

A guided five-week retreat based on Michael Hansen, SJ's adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

The First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) is a form of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius that is focused on inner peace in divine love. Guided by the book The First Spiritual Exercises, it combines spiritual conversation and spiritual exercises just like the spiritual exercises thought to be given by Ignatius and the early Jesuits.

This retreat involves:

  • Purchasing the book by Michael Hansen, SJ, The First Spiritual Exercises: Four Guided Retreats (approx. $20)

  • Praying for 30 - 45 minutes/day

  • Journaling daily

  • Attending an orientation plus four weekly group faith sharing meetings:

    • Week One -- Remembering Love​

    • Week Two -- Dwelling in Love

    • Week Three -- Love at Work

    • Week Four -- Love in Service

This is a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to and explore Ignatian spirituality. Those wishing to delve further after this experience may want to consider the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life retreat. 

Current offerings:                                                  To register:

Inner Peace in Divine Love (Online)

Tuesdays, September 19 - October 17, 2023

7:00 - 8:30p (PDT)

For more information please contact:

Eric Batoon at

More dates coming soon...

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