LIVING THE DISCERNING LIFE: THE SPIRITUAL TEACHING OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

Father Tim Gallagher of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary leads a series of discussions on the teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola and explains how to live the discerning life.

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DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS, THE: THE TEACHING OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

Fr. Timothy Gallagher begins his retreat on the 14 rules of St. Ignatius of Loyola by introducing us to St. Ignatius, and how the great saint converted from a life steeped in the secular culture of the time to one of deep love for our Creator.

ENEMY HINDERS THOSE SEEKING GOD: THE PATH OF ST. AUGUSTINE

Fr. Timothy Gallagher explains the 14 rules of St. Ignatius using the example of St. Augustine, and how we can easily fall into sin and have the inclination then to stay there instead of repenting and following God’s path for us.

SPIRITUAL DESOLATION: THE PULL TOWARDS LOW AND EARTHLY THINGS

Fr. Timothy Gallagher shows us how the Good Spirit uses spiritual consolation to help us rise closer to God. These consolations range from a simple hug from a child, smile from a co-worker or a full infusion of grace.

SPIRITUAL CONSOLATION AND DESOLATION: THE THIRD AND FOURTH RULES OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

Fr. Timothy Gallagher shows that if we learn to live the discerning life, we can recognize the source of spiritual desolation and reject it, thus using it to enrich instead of harm our spiritual health.

HOW DO WE HANDLE SPIRITUAL DESOLATION: REJECTING DOWNWARD MOVEMENT

Fr. Timothy Gallagher reminds us that God never leaves us, and we can combat spiritual desolation through prayer, meditation, and acts of penance.

SPIRITUAL DESOLATION: WHY GOD ALLOWS HARDSHIPS

Fr. Timothy Gallagher uses the teachings of St. Ignatius to show that because God is a good and loving God is the precise reason why we undergo desolation.

GROWING IN TIMES OF DESOLATION: CONSOLATION FROM DESOLATION

Fr. Timothy Gallagher shows us why God is closer than ever during these times and how we can actually prepare for times of desolation when we are in consolation, reducing the hardship of the desolation and instead making it a learning experience.

MOVING BEYOND DESOLATION: FIGHTING TEMPTATION

Fr. Timothy Gallagher shows that we are always faced with temptations and the best way to resist is to stay close to God who will provide the strength to overcome all temptations.

BREAKING THE SPIRITUAL SILENCE: SPEAKING WITH THE PROPER SPIRITUAL PERSON

Fr. Timothy Gallagher uses Ignatian Spirituality to show how if we share our concerns with a competent person, we realize our concerns are often not real, giving us the ammunition we need to fight the enemy.

THE JOURNEY'S END: CONCLUDING OUR IGNATIAN RETREAT

Fr. Timothy Gallagher concludes the Ignatian retreat by summing up the saint’s 14 rules and answering participants questions.

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