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    Resistance in the Spiritual Life

    Resistance is a term that is often used in descriptions of spiritual movements. In its simplest terms, it is used to describe when we...
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    What Do I Really Want?

    The question to be constantly asked in decision-making is “what do I really want?” Deep down, that’s what God wants too. God wants what...
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    Important Choices

    We make thousands of decisions every day—beginning with whether to jump out of bed in the morning or hit the snooze button. Some decisions...
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    Hearing God’s Voice in the Busyness

    On a recent retreat I facilitated, a woman approached me at the break and asked, “How do I hear God’s voice when the world...
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    Let’s Talk About Dreams

    When I speak of dreams here, I don’t mean the mind’s journeys while you’re sleeping. I refer to dreams—visions, imaginings—you have for yourself, for...
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    Get Quiet

    The modern world, for all its marvels, is simply too noisy for our own good. We cannot think straight with the cacophony of competing...
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    Eight Examples of Consolation

    Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun continues throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius celebration. Bookmark the...
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    Two Hints for Recognizing the Two Ignatian Movements of Consolation and Desolation

    Editor’s note: We’ve been having fun celebrating the 10th anniversary of IgnatianSpirituality.com. The fun will continue throughout July with our 10th-annual 31 Days with...
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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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