The International Symposium on Psychology and Spiritual Exercises ( will take place from the 20th – 24th of June 2019 in Loyola, Spain. This Symposium is being organized by Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid). The focus will be on how to interpret psychologically the central proposal of Ignatius of Loyola for his Spiritual Exercises: “Perceiving and knowing the different movements…” (Ex 313).

The symposium coordinator, Fr. Ignacio Boné said: “After five hundred years of Saint Ignatius’ conversion in Loyola, a reflection on the differences between the “subiecto” of the sixteenth century and the contemporary self may be necessary. We choose this subject regarding spiritual movements as it reflects the core of Ignatius’ personal experience and his fundamental proposal in the Spiritual Exercises in his rules for discernment of spirits. This Symposium is an invitation to reflect on the different psychological processes involved in the Ignatian way of understanding and proposing the spiritual experience. This selected topic for the conference seeks to understand, from a contemporary perspective, the Ignatian link between the diversity and the superficiality of emotions and thoughts that we experience and the depth of the movements of the Spirit that reveal to us how to decide in our concrete Christian life.

The official languages are English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. You can register to attend on-site and online (streaming).

The Spanish Provincial presides the Committee of Honor and Fr. José García de Castro SJ the Scientific Committee.

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