January 27, 2012

The Spiritual Exercises blog might have a new face, but the content that we have produced over the past few years is all still here. We hope that you like the new look and are as excited as we are about the start of our Lenten journey again this year.

When we resume posting on Ash Wednesday (February 22), the format will be much the same as it was in years past: daily meditations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius that will go throughout Lent and the first week of Easter. And, just like last year, you don’t need any familiarity with the Exercises to follow along. If you are new to the blog, please be sure to read the Getting Started page first. From there, you should be able to follow along as each new post comes out.

In addition to getting a new lineup of Jesuits to reflect on the Exercises this year,  we have also tried to make the content more accessible to those who begin in the middle of Lent or who want to go at their own pace. There is a new commenting system, some new accessibility controls for those who prefer larger font sizes (coming soon), a list of related posts from previous years at the bottom of each new post, and a list of posts in chronological order that should make finding just what you are looking for a little bit easier. (If that doesn’t do the trick, you can always just do a search, too.)

If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to contact us. We always love to hear from you, and we hope that you will join us again (or for the first time) as a way to grow closer to Jesus through prayer over the course of the Lenten season.

January 27th, 2012