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“…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
I begin a series 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.
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.
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Years back I had take The school of spirituality and inner healing for two years by Fr. Wheeler, but some how I felt those two years were not enough. There was lot going on in my life in the 80’s and no wonder I’ve struggled spiritual all these years cause I want to be in control and listen to the deceiver than the Lord, also even after having spiritual directors I was still struggling spiritually. This podcast has given me an eye opener cause I admit I have rejected in not taking action. It’s time for me to take action. Thank You Ellen! ????
Hola Ellen! I heard your podcast #047, Rules for Discernment, Talk #1! Greatly enjoyed it! You explained it very well, making it understandable and practical. As you taught, I could hear echos of Fr. Thomas, may he rest in peace. God bless you for carrying on God’s work and teaching the rest of us how to draw closer to God. God bless Fr. Stephen and saludos to the community of The Lord’s Ranch.