From the day Paul Mariani arrives at Eastern Point Retreat House to take part in the five-hundred-year-old Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, he realizes that his expectations and assumptions about who he is, what he knows, and what he believes are about to change radically. In this profound memoir Mariani blends a brief life of St. Ignatius and meditations on the life of Jesus with the day-to-day unfolding of thirty days of silence at the retreat house. His journey of introspection, self-revelation, and spiritual renewal leads him to a new understanding of his relationship with God and of what it truly means to put others before oneself.
“An engagingly and earnestly told story.” —The Washington Post Book World
“Mariani’s journey is a courageous act, and even an inspiring one.” —San Francisco Chronicle
The First Week: The Loss of God’s First Kingdom
The Second Week: Thy Kingdom Come
The Third WEek: Suffering and Death
The Fourth Week: He Is Risen, Alleluia!