Did you know? Sr. Marian Cowan’s Retreat Notes

Did you know that Sr. Marian Cowan, CSJ, left us her 19th annotation retreat notes, which have been transcribed by Executive Director Linda Leib and are available here on the Bridge’s website:

Marian Cowan, C.S.J.

Sr. Marian was recognized as an expert in companioning retreatants in the Spiritual Exercises, and her last service to the Bridges Retreat community was to lead a Magis small group. She shared how to use an Ignatian translation (by Fr. Louis Puhl, S.J) when companioning a retreatant through the Spiritual Exercises. The notes have been transcribed for your study and use and will increase your knowledge of the Spiritual Exercises and enrich your ability to companion retreatants.


Sr. Marian used the Fr. Louis Puhl, S.J., translation that is printed at spex.ignatianspiritualiity.com, as are many other resources.

Fr. Louis J. Puhl, S.J., The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius by Martino Press has space for notes. It costs $8.95 and can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Exercises-Ignatius-Translated-edited/dp/1578989329/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538829235&sr=8-2&keywords=spiritual+exercises+puhl

Marian Cowan, CSJ, and John C. Futrell, S.J., Companions in Grace is available for $21.95 at http://jesuitsources.bc.edu/