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Spiritual Consolation: An Ignatian Guide for Greater Discernment of Spirits
The third volume in the acclaimed and best-selling Ignatian Trilogy, by international speaker and retreat leader, Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher. In Spiritual Consolation, Fr. Gallagher introduces us to the teachings of Ignatius of Loyola through the use of real-life examples and principles from Ignatius's Second Rules for discernment. Fr. Gallagher, author of The Discernment of...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by The Crossroad Publishing Company
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This third book in Gallagher's Ignatian trilogy, and its companion first book, were most enlightening for me in developing my understanding in this important area of spiritual discernment. It seems so logical to interpret the consolations that often seem to accompany our search for divine guidance as evidence of God's spirit affirming the direction we are considering. However, in this book Ignatius once again proves his mastery in the realm of spiritual discernment and Gallagher does a commendab ...more
I read this book for my spiritual reading, about a chapter a day, immediately following the reading of Father Gallagher's first book on the Discernment of Spirits. This book involves the rules for "Greater Discernment" of those in the "Second Week" or second spiritual situation (those who are discerning whether spiritual consolation is the work of the good or evil spirit, or directly from God himself). These rules do not apply to everyone. So this book is highly useful for spiritual directors an ...more
Wow! Who knew there were such detailed instructions within the Church to help Catholics with discernment?! Awesome! And beyond that, it is striking how these echo, and dovetail with, the discernment gifts God has given me directly! Obviously the Holy Spirit is helping us here in our pilgrimage through enemy territory!
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