“…he came to perceive the different spirits that were moving him; one coming from the devil, the other coming from God.”
Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola
This is a reposting of the talks I gave on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s rules for discernment of spirits, drawing on Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s material as well as from the actual rules from the Spiritual Exercises.
We cut out the Spanish translation from these teachings, as many English speakers found it cumbersome to listen to. If you hear unnatural pauses or if it sounds clipped, that is the reason why. These are important principles that are very helpful in living the spiritual life, so we wanted to make them more palatable to listeners. We hope you find them helpful.
In this talk, I give a brief history of Ignatius’s life and how he started to understand the different movements of the heart – what was coming from the enemy and what was coming from God.