Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1949. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Dust jacket with several closed tears, creases and small chips. Very good indeed. Item #212
"BEFORE ALL ELSE PRAYER MUST PERMEATE OUR ENTIRE LIFE, TAKEN AS A WHOLE AND IN ALL ITS DETAILS. BEFORE ALL ELSE" First English translation of the French Jesuit's discourse on Ignatian spirituality. The book is composed of four sections: Prayer in General, Preparations, Methods, Additional Instructions. From the publisher's Religion and Culture Series with a brief Preface by General Editor, Joseph Husslein, S.J., noting that the English translation arrived on the 400th anniversary of Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. With a Bibliography of works cited and an Appendix printing "Pronouncements of the Holy See on 'The Spiritual Exercises' of St. Ignatius." Translated from the French by William J. Young, S.J. Approbations.