A Method Toward a Personal Experience of God as Accomplishing Within Us His Plan of Salvation
This interpretation of St. Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises draws chiefly on the biblical experience of salvation (St. Paul’s “mystery of Christ”). Gilles Cusson, founder of the Centre de Spiritualité Ignatienne in Quebec, considers both early and modern commentators on Ignatius’s text, comparing their opinions and assisting readers in forming their own views.
The first part of the book presents Ignatius’s own experience of God’s working out a plan of salvation; the second part shows how retreatants can accomplish similar experiences within themselves. Cussan presents the Exercises as “an intelligent transmission of the divine message” and a way to achieve the disposition necessary to be open to “the mystery of God.”