How to develop a relationship with the All Present Living God!

Look around and I think we can all agree that the world is full of woundedness and is in dire need of healing.

So what are we to do?

First we need to consider that we are not alone.

God is present in every moment of our lives and wants to have a relationship with us.

How do we develop a relationship with our God? Fortunately we have some Saints before us that have provided for us blueprints that we can easily follow.

In the next few days we will be discussing some of these Saints:

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Therese of Lisieux

Saint Francis de Sales

Saint John Bosco

Saint Pope John Paul II

Today we discuss a little about Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola is wounded by a cannon ball.

Saint 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, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, a talented teacher, retreat leader, and scholar, 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 book 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.

 

You may also be interested in these articles:

Prayer of the Heart Gentle Revolution and Second Pentecost!

Practice of the Presence of God

Prophecy of the Last Days by Saint Louis de Montfort

 More from Father Tim Gallagher

 


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