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Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life: A Practical Guide to Prayer for Active People

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Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, espoused the ideal of becoming “contemplatives in action.” He was convinced that contemplation (the deep awareness and appropriation of the unconditional love of God) should affect our actions, and that our actions need to be brought back to contemplation. These five dimensions of the spiritual life: (1) the Holy ...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Ignatius Press
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John
Jun 01, 2016 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful discussion of contemplation and its importance. Very practical steps to take to grow in faith.
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Feb 07, 2011 Beverly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book on prayer. Of course its written by a Catholic priest so some of his suggestions will be hard for a Protestant to carry out. This book basically gives suggestions on deepening your spiritual life through effective prayer. He gives five means in which to draw closer to God - 1) the Holy Eucharist, 2) spontaneous prayer, 3) the Beatitudes, 4) partnership with the Holy Spirit and 5) the contemplative life. Its very good.
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Feb 18, 2013 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Father Robert Spitzer, S.J., is a physicist/scientist and was the President of Gonzaga University. He is a Jesuit Priest. This is an incredibly rich resource for living the discerning life of St. Ignatius of Loyal and bringing discernment and prayer into everyday living. There is also a DVD of the Television series that accompanies this book sold separately.
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Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, Ph.D., is a Jesuit priest, philosopher, and educator, and retired President of Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA).

Fr. Spitzer is currently the president of the Magis Center of Faith and Reason and the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership.

http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/
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