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Title: Iñigo López de Loyola, de pelgrim van Montserrat uit het Baskenland, en de Moderne Devotie
Author(s): STEGGINK, Otger
Journal: Ons Geestelijk Erf
Volume: 78 Issue: 2 Date: Juni 2004
During his stay in the Catalonian Benedictine abbey of Montserrat, Íñigo of Loyola encountered a community of monks under a spiritual renewal directed by the abbot García de Cisneros. In 1500 Cisneros had written his Exercitatorio de la vida espiritual, inspired on Gerard Zerbolt van Zutphen’s treatise De spiritualibus ascensionibus, and the Rosetum of Jan Mombaer. From the Exercitatorio came later an abridged version Compendio de exercicios espirituales, which was used as a handbook for pilgrims. With a convincing argumentation, Steggink demonstrates that this second abridged treatise would inspire the renowned Spiritual Exercises of the future Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He presents plausible arguments about the relationship between Dutch Modern Devotion and Ignatian Spanish spiritualities.