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the first spiritual exercises

A brief but powerful guided five-week retreat

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The First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) is an accessible and flexible way to experience Ignatian Spirituality.

Who is FSE for?


Those who are looking for some guided support to reinvigorate their prayer life

Those who want to make the Spiritual Exercises retreat,

but are not sure that they can currently devote 9-months to the Exercises

Those who are curious about Ignatian spirituality

Anyone who wants to grow in Ignatian spirituality!

This guided 5-week retreat involves:

​personal daily prayer,


and weekly small group spiritual sharing.

In addition to registering, if you don't already own the book, you will need to purchase

The First Spiritual Exercises: Four Guided Retreats by Michael Hansen, S.J.

prior to the start of the retreat (i.e. Amazon, etc.)



Current offerings:                                               

Inner Peace in Divine Love (Online)

Thursdays, July 25 - August 22, 2024

7:00 - 8:30p (PDT)

$50.00 per person


Inner Peace in Friendship with Jesus (Online)

Lent 2025

More information coming soon

Those wishing to delve further after this experience may want to consider the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life retreat. 

If you are interested in having this retreat offered in your parish, please contact

Elena Cardeña at (714) 997-9587 x106 or

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