First Spiritual Exercises

The First Spiritual Exercises provides a way for people to experience Ignatian Spirituality in their daily life, sharing their experiences of God in their life in spiritual conversation with trained guides.

The First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) combines the twin ministries of spiritual conversation and spiritual exercises, akin to the form of the spiritual exercises given most frequently by Ignatius and the early Jesuits to anyone of good will.

These five questions helped create the First Spiritual Exercises: What do I desire? Where can I find life? What is my true face? What is under my feet? Do I have to be strong to serve?

The FSE is a four-week retreat in daily life, with a choice of four retreats. It involves a commitment to daily prayer from Monday to Thursday and a
Sunday exercise. Retreatants usually meet weekly during the retreat and share their experience in spiritual conversation facilitated by trained guides.

FSE regional teams are established in New South Wales, Queensland,
South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. These teams work in collaboration with Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia, CLC, and other Ignatian partners.

For more, visit https://jisa.org.au/spiritual-exercises/