“When one enjoys consolation, let him consider how he will conduct himself during the time of ensuing desolation,
and store up a supply of strength as defense against that day.”
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises #323
Continuation of a series of talks I gave on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s rules for discernment of spirits, drawing on Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s material as well as the actual rules from the Spiritual Exercises.
Rule #9 – St. Ignatius gives 3 principles reasons why God allows us to go through times of desolation
Rule #10 – prepare ahead of time, while in consolation, for the next desolation
- Acts 14:22