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Why Do You Trouble This Woman?
Women and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

The first by a woman of color on Ignatian spirituality in a multicultural and intercultural setting, bringing a unique voice from a place of diversity that is rich in insights for a global audience.

"One of the most engaging parts of Why Do You Trouble This Woman? is Anne Arabome's imaginative reconstruction of Ignatius's relationship to the many women in his life, and her voicing of their views of and advice for him."—from the foreword

"'Women have played an integral and pivotal role in the life and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola.' With this simple but bold sentence, Sister Anne Arabome, a scholar and experienced practitioner of Ignatian spirituality, opens the riches of the Spiritual Exercises to women—and to men who love and care about women. One of the most remarkable parts of this beautiful book is the imaginative recreation of the lives of women who were important to St. Ignatius: women who nurtured him, taught him, befriended him, supported him, shared their spiritual lives with him, and prayed for him. A worthy successor to an earlier work, The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed, Sister Arabome's book is now a must-read for anyone—man or woman—interested in Ignatian spirituality."—James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

Anne Arabome, SSS, is a member of the Sisters of Social Service in Los Angeles, California. She holds a PhD in systematic theology from the University of Roehampton in London (UK), and a DMin in spirituality from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Anne is the cofounder of the Bakhita Initiative for African Women and is presently the associate director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

ISBN: 978-08091-5616-0

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