WALKING THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES: PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE ON THE PILGRIM TRAIL

Speaker(s): Susan S. Phillips
Date: Summer 2019
Length: 1h23m
Product ID: RGDL4902AQ

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The most popular route of the Camino de Santiago begins near France and extends westward for much of the width of northern Spain, ending at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. It's a route that's been walked by Christian pilgrims since the 9th century and takes most pilgrims about a month to complete.

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Consider one possible way of praying while on the trail, namely, by engaging in a 30-day immersion in the Spiritual Exercises, a spiritual discipline created by the 16th century Spanish Christian Ignatius of Loyola. The Exercises invite the retreatant-pilgrim into daily prayer with the Gospels, with the hope that he/she will experience a closer walk with Jesus. This is the hope that inspired Susan, her husband, and a brave band of faith-filled friends to walk the Camino and pray the Exercises this year.

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Susan S. Phillips is Executive Director and Professor of Christianity and Sociology at New College Berkeley (an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in California). Susan is keenly interested in how engaging the caring practices will shape us spiritually. She is a certified spiritual director (Mercy Center, Burlingame, California) and has practised spiritual direction since the early 1990s. She edited (with Patricia Benner) The Crisis of Care and her most recent book is Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.

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