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God's Field Hospital
Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Healing Wounds of Life

God's Field Hospital offers treatment by the greatest physician of all, God the healer, for those hurt, wounded or ill, and all those who find themselves in the dark, nursing a cold heart, or holding on to a failing life. And, as with any field hospital, the church should be open on all sides, to all who feel excluded.


"A creative, comprehensive, practical expression of Pope Francis's metaphor of the "church as a field hospital." Michael Hansen's new book makes this powerful metaphor real. The church does not describe or interpret a field hospital—it is a field hospital."
—James Martin, SJ, author of Learning to Pray

"God's Field Hospital makes Pope Francis's metaphor of the "church as a field hospital" real. The sixty Ignatian spiritual exercises offer retreatants and directors an effective relationship with God, the healer."
—Sr. Anne Arabome, SSS, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Marquette University, and author of Why Do You Trouble This Woman?

"I personally witness to the practicality and power of the spiritual exercises in God's Field Hospital. These exercises invite us to access the riches of Ignatian spiritualty so that we can listen more carefully and experience God's healing, and so be renewed for Christ's mission in the world. Warning! This book could change your life."
—Richard Leonard, SJ, author of Where the Hell Is God? and Why God?

Michael Hansen, SJ, is a Jesuit of the Australian Province. He is the national director of the First Spiritual Exercises ministry (FSE), a retreat director, speaker, and spiritual formator. With his extensive pastoral experience and degrees in the arts, theology, and Ignatian spirituality, he has developed creative uses of the Ignatian spiritual exercises, seeking to make them more accessible. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

ISBN: 978-08091-5688-7

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