Spiritual Exercises and Charismania

Ignatius Loyola - Loyola AcademyI found this statement by F. Tupper Saussy on Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises to be very interesting in light of the fact that it seems similar to what happens in many Charismatic churches.  It is doubly interesting when one remembers that Pentecostal/Word of Faith leaders have openly yoked with Rome (see here and here):

Sometimes the Exercises aroused in his followers instances of bizarre conduct — swooning, long spells of fainting or melancholia, rolling about on the ground, being gripped with corpse-like rigidity.

~Rulers of Evil: Useful Knowledge About Governing Bodies, Chapter 7