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Sister Maureen Conroy explains Ignatius' Rules for Discernment from an experiential point of view. Conroy provides specific examples and case studies that bring out the meaning behind the Rules for Discernment.
Paperback, 271 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Loyola University Press,U.S. (first published August 1993)
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Summary: A book for spiritual those training to be spiritual directors focusing on developing discernment and using a number of case studies to guide spiritual direction training.

The Discerning Heart is a book that was hard to track down. It is out of print and when I finally found a copy for my classes, I was sent (and charged) for two. I am ambivalent about the book. I would probably rate it about 3.5 stars if I were rating it. There were sections that were very helpful. But the case studies g
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"Discerning Heart" is a practical, Ignatian guide to spiritual direction written with the director in mind. The first part of the book is an exploration of movements and counter-movements in Ignatius's own life, illustrated through re-tellings on his spiritual journey. The heart of the book is a series of case studies (including "verbatims") that helpfully illustrate St Ignatius's "rules for the discernment of spirits." The book concludes with exercises for spiritual directors to hone their list ...more
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