Fr. Jim Schall, SJ – prodigious author, teacher of thousands, devotee of the classics – recently retired from Georgetown University. Former student Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ introduces his Last Lecture.
We cap off a week of spiritual exercise with Kevin O’Brien’s interpretation of the summit of the Exercises.
The passionate energy of working together. The confusion and sorrow of seeing a friend suffer. Kevin O’Brien shows us that both are essential parts of the following of Christ in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of Exercises.
Sin. There’s that word again. And our third excerpt from Kevin O’Brien puts it at center stage. These 1st week meditations take us into the depths of our own sinfulness, but only as it shows up in the light of God’s unending love for us.
In this second excerpt, Kevin O’Brien helps us prepare our hearts for the work to come. It’s spiritual freedom, “an interior freedom, a freedom of the mind and heart,” that God calls us to today.
It’s slowly been dawning on us here at The Jesuit Post how much we’ve been using the phrase “Spiritual Exercises” without explaining what these exercises are… luckily, Kevin O’Brien’s book can rectify our mistake.