First Annotation. The first Annotation is that by this name of Spiritual
Exercises is meant every way of examining one’s conscience, of meditating, of
contemplating, of praying vocally and mentally, and of performing other spiritual
actions, as will be said later. For as strolling, walking and running are bodily
exercises, so every way of preparing and disposing the soul to rid itself of all the
disordered tendencies, and, after it is rid, to seek and find the Divine Will as to the
management of one’s life for the salvation of the soul, is called a Spiritual Exercise.
I long searched for Handbook for Spiritual exercises which would allow to do them day after day at home. It seems I has found on a site www.spiritualorientations.com. Basically the material contained on this site bases on the note 19.(see my LJ)
Nineteenth Annotation. The nineteenth: A person of education or ability who is taken up with public affairs or suitable business, may take an hour and a
half daily to exercise himself.
Let the end for which man is created be explained to him, and he can also be
given for the space of a half-hour the Particular Examen and then the General and
the way to confess and to receive the Blessed Sacrament. Let him, during three days
every morning, for the space of an hour, make the meditation on the First, Second
and Third Sins, pp. 37, 38; then, three other days at the same hour, the meditation
on the statement of Sins, p. 40; then, for three other days at the same hour, on the
punishments corresponding to Sins, p. 45. Let him be given in all three meditations
the ten Additions, p. 47.
For the mysteries of Christ our Lord, let the same course be kept, as is
explained below and in full in the Exercises themselves.