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    Our Choices as God Might See Them

    The Christian faith has always taken seriously the matter of discernment. What choice will I make? We must choose constantly, through our daily routines...
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    Listening for God in Consolation

    Discernment involves paying attention to the movements of the spirits so that we can continue moving towards our destination—the direction God is inviting us...
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    Eight Tools for Combatting Desolation

    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 special content...
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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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