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    Nine Reasons to Embrace Ignatian Discernment

    Editor’s note: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com with us. For 10 weeks, we’ll be “Counting the Gifts of Ignatian Spirituality” by bringing you...
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    Gifts You Can Offer

    Consider that you are a person brimming with gifts. Do you dare offer them to a world always in need of love and wisdom?...
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    Listening for God When We’re Stuck

    Have you ever had a moment when desolation hit you so hard you felt like you were stuck in the mud? Just a few...
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    What Do You Really Want?

    This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. This week provides an opportunity to delve into a very deep question: What...
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    Courage’s Role in Discernment

    When it comes to discernment, sometimes another word for faith is courage. We ask the Holy Spirit to lead us to the best decision: the...
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    Not Confusing Ends with Means

    The endpoint for the Christian—one who follows Jesus of Nazareth—is to imitate him in bringing God’s kingdom to earth through loving God and all...
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    Can I Be in Consolation and Desolation at the Same Time?

    Briefly stated, consolation is a state in which a person is growing in faith, hope, and love. Desolation is a state in which a...
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    Seagulls as an Image of the Evil Spirit

    I like to watch seagulls as they glide across the sky, but as with many of God’s creatures, we can have negative interactions with...
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    Decision Making

    We are constantly making decisions, every day, all day: what to eat for breakfast, what to wear, whether to add an umbrella to all...
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    Consolation and Desolation Whiplash

    I used to think that desolation was a state one entered for a long period of time, like Mother Teresa experiencing years of dry...