Apparently, according to Robert W. Gleason, S.J., one shouldn't just "read" St. Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises as I had intended to do for Lent. They are to be led by a retreat director for at least 8 days in total silence. Oh well. There's always the Bible, Missal, Catechism and good old holy solitude!
Gleason's preface was nicely written and chockful of great insights. I'd like to comment on them more right now, but I must (finally after three weeks apart) go meet with Fr. Ramon. (Yeah!)