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Spiritual Consolation: An Ignatian Guide for Greater Discernment of Spirits

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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
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by The Crossroad Publishing Company
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Glen Grunau
Aug 29, 2011 Glen Grunau rated it really liked it
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
Kevin Estabrook
Oct 31, 2013 Kevin Estabrook rated it it was amazing
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
Birney Bull
Aug 07, 2012 Birney Bull rated it it was amazing
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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!
Patti Clement
Jul 26, 2012 Patti Clement rated it it was amazing
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My peer supervision group of spiritual directors used this book one year for the study component of our meeting. It's practicality proved to be just what we needed.
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