SPIRITUAL EXERCISES


SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
   generally any practices intended to increase the spiritual awareness of a practitioner. Specifically they are a system of devotional practices devised by LOYOLA and copied by various other religious leaders to promote CHRISTIAN MEDITATION.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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