The Discernment of Spirits
St. Ignatius of Loyola's Guide for the Daily Spiritual Life
In these conferences (AVAILABLE HERE AS .MP3 DOWNLOAD), Fr. Gallagher explains Saint Ignatius of Loyola's teaching on how to overcome the great obstacle in the life of faith for many: spiritual desolation. In his First Rules for discernment, Saint Ignatius helps us understand spiritual desolation—those times when we lose energy for spiritual things—and offers a wealth of practical counsel on how to resist its pitfalls. This teaching offers a message of great hope: that a path out of bondage to spiritual desolation and into spiritual consolation lies open before us all.
Speaker: Fr. Timothy Gallagher