Jacqueline Bergan and Marie Schwan, CSJ, have ministered separately and together for over 38 years and have not only an astute knowledge of Ignatian spirituality but a deep love for the Spiritual Exercises. Through their retreats and spiritual direction, Bergan and Schwan have guided men and women, lay and religious through the Exercises. They collaborated on writing several books based on Ignatian spirituality, including the five-volume "Take and Receive" series, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Jacqueline Bergan offers spiritual direction through Sacred Ground Spirituality Center in St. Paul, MN, and Spiritual Directors International. She lives with her husband Leonard and family in Bear Trap Lake, WI. Marie Schwan, CSJ, was a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph. She spent a number of years focused on post-Vatican II and biblical renewal within her community and beyond, including 14 years as associate director of the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, WI. Marie Schwan passed away on December 30, 2014.