Download and read online A Handbook for Spiritual Directors in PDF and EPUB Timothy Gallagher has focused his entire adult life to studying and teaching Ignatian spirituality. For decades he has made it the focus of his work to guide spiritual directors in the rich Ignatian discipline which currently is experiencing a remarkable renaissance far beyond the Catholic realm. Out of this work grew the Handbook for Spiritual Directors which will make Fr. Gallagher’s extraordinary teaching available to Fr. Gallagher’s growing audience around the world. This book helps spiritual directors guide the process of Ignatian discernment in a very practical and yet profoundly spiritual way. Spiritual directors receive few requests more often, and more demanding than that of helping a person discern God’s will in life’s taxing decisions. With this handbook, Fr. Gallagher has provided the means necessary for responding to and helping with this request. For those spiritual directors trained in Ignatian spirituality this book offers to become an essential companion, and for those who want to learn this form of discernment this book will provide the foundation for understanding and learning this age-old, proven process for discerning the will of God.
Download and read online Discerning the Will of God in PDF and EPUB For everyone ready to make the shift from “What do I want for my life?” to “what does God want for my life?” In 10 lectures, filmed in the beautiful St. Clement's Shrine in Boston, Father Timothy Gallagher, presents a video guide for spiritual directors based on his bestselling titleDiscerning the Will of God. Using texts from St. Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises and real-life situations, Father Gallagher offers the spiritual director instruction on how to guide persons through the process of discernment, how to help them discern the movements of their hearts, and how to walk with them toward clarity regarding God's will. The insights offered throughout the series can be adapted to a wide range of decisions that persons may face in life. This DVD is also accompanied by a study guide, making it an ideal resource for all who want to discover where God is leading them, as well as for spiritual directors, retreat directors, and counselors.
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Download and read online Spiritual Consolation in PDF and EPUB What does God want for our lives? How can we assess when feelings, even pleasant ones, are signs that God is calling us in a particular direction? In Spiritual Consolation, Timothy Gallagher, a retreat leader and popular author of The Examen Prayer and The Discernment of Spirits, introduces us to the teachings of Ignatius of Loyola on this crucial question. Through the use of real-life examples and the Ignatian principles from the Second Rule, Fr. Gallagher shows how all of us, especially those with busy religious lives, can learn to hear and follow God's leading. This book is both the completion of Dr. Gallagher's esteemed Ignatian trilogy and a provocative work in its own right.
Download and read online Stretched for Greater Glory in PDF and EPUB First published in 1548, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius was intended as a guide for others on their own spiritual journeys. Today, almost five hundered years later, people continue to seek the heart-to-heart encounter with God through the experience of the Exercises. While many scholarly books and commentaries have explored the Spiritual Exercises, respected spiritual director George Aschenbrenner introduces the reader to the dynamics that are at the heart of the Exercises in Stretched for Greater Glory. With great passion and enthusiasm, Aschenbrenner describes what happens when one engages in the Exercises. His straightforward commentary and vast knowledge make this book appropriate for both the novice spiritual seeker and the experienced spiritual director. Throughout the book Aschenbrenner shows how the Exercises stretch the desires of the heart and focus one's love on God and in grateful service of others.
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Download and read online The Gift of Spiritual Direction in PDF and EPUB It is a truism that we live in a time of renewed spiritual self-search and reflection -- the response, some suggest, to a feeling of meaninglessness or superficiality in one's spiritual life. Many people search for someone who will listen, guide, and encourage them -- but entrusting one's very soulcare to another calls for a gifted guide. Written for all those who in any way are involved in spiritual direction and pastoral care, or wish to prepare for the same, Stinissen's book discusses the qualities essential for such counselors/advisers and is meant to renew and strengthen the Church's role as a primary source for meaningful spiritual "therapy." Among the themes explored are listening; dialogue; false and real feelings of guilt; difficulties in prayer; discerning God's will. "Every person longs to be able to expose himself to another human being in his full reality, " writes Stinissen, "with his light and his darkness, and to be accepted and loved just as he is." To that end he emphasizes the important role and responsibility of a spiritual director or "soul friend." In addition to reflecting on specific qualities or qualifications of the director, Stinissen discusses some of the specific questions a director is likely to be asked by the directae and helpful ways of responding in various situations.
Download and read online Retreat in the Real World in PDF and EPUB Retreat in the Real World allows anyone to make an in-depth, self-directed Ignatian retreat on his or her own time. This 34-week retreat can be started at any point in the calendar year and can be done anywhere, at any time; by yourself or with others.
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Download and read online A Course in Christian Mysticism in PDF and EPUB Thomas Merton's lectures to the novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani provide a good look at Merton the scholar. A Course in Christian Mysticism gathers together, for the first time, the best of these talks into a spiritual, historical, and theological survey of Christian mysticism--from St. John's gospel to St. John of the Cross. Sixteen centuries are covered over thirteen lectures. A general introduction sets the scene for when and how the talks were prepared for young men studying to become Trappist monks--and for the perennial themes one finds in them, making them relevant for spiritual seekers today. This compact volume allows anyone to learn, like a novice, from one of the last century's greatest Catholic spiritual teachers. The study materials at the back of the book, including additional primary source readings and thoughtful questions for reflection and discussion, make this an essential text for any student of Christian mysticism.
Download and read online Through Wind and Waves in PDF and EPUB A guide is a welcome addition on most any journey. So it is with the greatest of all journeys: the journey to God. One of the Church¿s most long-standing and fruitful traditions, spiritual direction is an instrument of God¿s glory in the world. The act of clearing the way for the Holy Spirit is a delicate yet challenging matter, and one that requires humility, patience, and charity, among other virtues. Through Wind and Waves is a guidebook for those undertaking this important work. It offers wisdom for both the supernatural and the practical elements of spiritual direction. It shows that being a spiritual guide is not simply a matter of prayer and meditation, but one of a firm interior life, genuine friendship, and the daily realities of living one¿s life for the Lord. That life will be marked by adventure, since every soul is unique and is led by the Spirit to blaze new paths to holiness. Filled with wisdom from the saints, as well as Jesus¿ words in the Gospels, Through Wind and Waves is a valuable resource for those called to lead others into the safe harbor of God¿s love. Rev. Francis Fernández-Carvajal holds graduate degrees in both History and Canon Law. Ordained in 1964, he is a priest of the Opus Dei Prelature and the author of many popular spiritual works. His seven-volume series In Conversation with God provides over 500 meditations to be used throughout the liturgical year. It has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into many languages.
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Download and read online The Discernment of Spirits in PDF and EPUB St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, yet many readers find his Rules for Discernment hard to understand. What can Ignatius teach us about the discernment of spirits that lies at the very heart of Christian life? In The Discernment of Spirits, talented teacher, retreat leader, and scholar Timothy M. Gallagher helps us understand the Rules and how their insights are essential for our spiritual growth today. By integrating the Rules and the experience of contemporary people, Gallagher shows the precision, clarity, and insight of Ignatius's Rules, as well as the relevance of his thought for spiritual life today. When we learn to read Ignatius correctly, we discover in his remarkable words our own struggles, joys, and triumphs. This audiobook is for all who desire greater awareness of God's action in their daily spiritual lives and is essential reading for retreat directors, spiritual directors, priests, and counselors.
Download and read online The Venerable Bruno Lanteri in PDF and EPUB The passages chosen by world-renowned spiritual teacher of the discerning life, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., provides a window into Ven. Lanteri's heart: a heart that loved, that reached out to others in human and spiritual friendship, and that, itself filled with faith, rejoiced in the spiritual growth of those it approached. Through his own words and those of witnesses, we will watch Ven. Lanteri interact with laypeople, explore his sense of the dignity of their vocation, listen as he urges laypeople to live with holiness, and ponder the key emphases of his spiritual direction of the laity. It is my hope that these pages will reveal the figure of Ven. Lanteri as a spiritual guide of the laity and that his call to holiness in the lay vocation will resound again today. The first part of this book centers on basic themes in Ven. Lanteri's spiritual direction of laypeople. In the second, a selection of his letters presents this guidance in practice.