Ignatius. Pope Francis is following the annual Lenten spiritual exercises of the Roman Curia from the Vatican after deciding not to travel to Ariccia, near Rome, because of a cold, Vatican News has reported. Pope begins Lent spiritual exercises south of Rome Francis to remain at centre until Friday, no public events held As the heart of one of the world's most significant religions , Italy has always been a destination for those who have made their faith a way of life and who wish to explore the roots of a world that has produced art, architecture, and objects of inestimable value. Italy, Territory of Faith and Spirit As the heart of one of the world's most significant religions, Italy has always been a ... A brief history of spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia Pope Francis takes part in a penitential service at St.
Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA. The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God.