Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

Presented by Dovehouse Ministries

In today’s world of high-tech and low-touch, relationships are suffering. There is no substitute for spending time together. This is especially true in our spiritual walk and formation. 

In the 1500s St. Ignatius of Loyola—knowing firsthand the brokenness that comes from a wandering heart— wrote spiritual exercises designed to form and nurture an intimate relationship with God. 


For over five centuries the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius have restored fractured relationships and reignited dying passions. It’s amazing to witness how God shows up when we commit to spending a part of our day with Him. 

Do you desire to grow in discernment and your relationship with God? There is no secret formula or handshake. There are the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life. This is a nine-month program through which you offer a part of your day back to God.

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life program begins with a dinner along with brothers and sisters who have entered into this journey with Jesus. 

The program culminates in a celebratory dinner that will encourage ongoing spiritual exercises in daily life and an intimate relationship with Jesus.

Please prayerfully consider if God is leading you to the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life. Then, contact Anne Dobbs about the next program scheduled for August 2021. 

Applicants should be...

  • engaged in regular prayer and reading scripture,

  • comfortable in talking about their experiences in prayer with a director, and

  • experienced in receiving spiritual direction (not required).



Applicants are asked to commit to the following from August 2021 through May 2022:

  • approximately an hour a day to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (scripture, prayer, and meditation) 

  • 15 minutes of journaling,

  • 15 minutes of the Examen (daily reflection on God’s presence and guidance throughout the day),

  • and Spiritual Direction: a weekly meeting (about an hour to and hour and a half) with a director throughout the program (August through May). 


The next step

Please prayerfully consider if God is leading you to the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life. Then, sign up and fill out an application.