Exercitia spiritualia S. Ignatii de Loyola

Autore: IGNAZIO DE LOYOLA Santo (1491-1556)

Tipografo: Typis Hæredis Antonij Pisarij

Dati tipografici: Bologna, 1691

12mo (133x75 mm). 203, [1] pp. Collation: A-H12 I6. Christ's monogram on title page, woodcut initial. Imprimatur at l. I6v. 19th-century gilt calf, sprinkled edges. Bookplate “Familiae Vinciorum” on the front pastedown. Some light foxing at the beginning of the volume, all in all a very good copy.

Rare Bologna 17th-century edition of St Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises composed largely during 1522 in the solitude of a cave near Manresa (Barcelona), where the founder of the Society of Jesus had withdrawn in meditation. St Ignatius was one of the greatest mystics of Catholicism who, through his Exercises, sought to provide the faithful with the necessary tools to free the soul from “all disordered affections and, once eliminated [...] find the divine will in the organisation of one's life for the salvation of the soul”. Beatified by Paul V in 1609, he was sanctified by Gregory XV on 12th March 1622.