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Join Fr. Timothy Gallagher and show host Kris McGregor as they discuss the Discernments of Spirits based on the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. They also discuss Fr. Gallagher's books which focus on the Examen Prayer, Mediation and Contemplation, and Discerning the Will of God.

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Join Fr. Timothy Gallagher and show host Kris McGregor as they discuss the Discernments of Spirits based on the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. They also discuss Fr. Gallagher's books which focus on the Examen Prayer, Mediation and Contemplation, and Discerning the Will of God.

    Ep 11 – A Sister of St. Thérèse: Servant of God, Léonie Martin – Bearer of Hope w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Ep 11 – A Sister of St. Thérèse: Servant of God, Léonie Martin – Bearer of Hope w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    • 30 min
    SWR-14 – Rule 8 and Conclusion – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    SWR-14 – Rule 8 and Conclusion – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 14 – Rule 8 and Conclusion – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Fr. Gallagher offers instruction on Rule 8 and comes to the conclusion of the Second Week Rules for the Greater Discernment of Spirits.

























    Eighth Rule

    The eighth: When the consolation is without cause, although there is no deception in it, since it is of God our Lord alone, as has been said, nevertheless the spiritual person to whom God gives such a consolation should, with much vigilance and attention, look at and distinguish the time itself of such an actual consolation from the time following, in which the soul remains warm and favored with the favor and remnants of the past consolation; for frequently, in this second time, through his own reasoning by associating and drawing consequences from ideas and judgments, or through the good spirit, or through the bad, he forms different proposals and opinions which are not given immediately by God our Lord; and therefore they must be very well examined before entire credit is given them or they are put into effect. (336)

























    Through a series of compelling conference talks, Fr. Gallagher carefully breaks open St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Second Week Rules for Greater Discernment.  This set of 8 “rules” (or guidelines) helps us to discern whether a seemingly good, noble, holy idea or feeling, often understood as a “spiritual consolation,” could be a working of the enemy intending to lead us astray. He shows how all of us can learn to listen to and follow God’s gentle leading in our daily lives.

    For other episodes in this series, visit The Second Week Rules for the Discernment Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher – DH Page.



    You can find the book here.

    Also, here are the 2 handouts mentioned by Fr. Gallagher in Talk 2:

    Guidance for a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V.

    For the  PDF document:  

    Handout Number 1 – The Text of the 8 Rules of the Second Week

    https://www.discerninghearts.com/Gallagher/The_Text_of_the_Rules.pdf

    Handout Number 2 – Examples – Discernment of Spirits – 2nd Week rules

    https://www.discerninghearts.com/Gallagher/EXAMPLES-DISCERNMENT_OF_SPIRITS-SECOND_WEEK_RULES.pdf









     

    For more from Fr. Gallagher on Discerning Hearts:

    The Discernment of Spirits: The First Week Rules /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV



    The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions with Fr. Timothy Gallager

    • 25 min
    SWR-13 – More Rule 7 and Intro to Rule 8 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    SWR-13 – More Rule 7 and Intro to Rule 8 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 13 – More Rule 7 and Intro to Rule 8 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Fr. Gallagher concludes his teaching on Rule 7 and begins an introduction to Rule 8, which discusses the importance of understanding “an actual consolation from the time following.”



















    Seventh Rule.

    The seventh: In those who proceed from good to better, the good angel touches such a soul sweetly, lightly and gently, as a drop of water that enters a sponge; and the bad touches it sharply and with noise and disquiet, as when the drop of water falls on a stone; and in those who proceed from bad to worse the above-said spirits touch in a contrary way; the cause of which is that the disposition of the soul is contrary or similar to the said angels; for when it is contrary, they enter with clamor and sensible disturbances, perceptibly; and when it is similar, they enter with silence, as in their own house through an open door. (335)







    Eighth Rule

    The eighth: When the consolation is without cause, although there is no deception in it, since it is of God our Lord alone, as has been said, nevertheless the spiritual person to whom God gives such a consolation should, with much vigilance and attention, look at and distinguish the time itself of such an actual consolation from the time following, in which the soul remains warm and favored with the favor and remnants of the past consolation; for frequently, in this second time, through his own reasoning by associating and drawing consequences from ideas and judgments, or through the good spirit, or through the bad, he forms different proposals and opinions which are not given immediately by God our Lord; and therefore they must be very well examined before entire credit is given them or they are put into effect. (336)

























    Through a series of compelling conference talks, Fr. Gallagher carefully breaks open St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Second Week Rules for Greater Discernment.  This set of 8 “rules” (or guidelines) helps us to discern whether a seemingly good, noble, holy idea or feeling, often understood as a “spiritual consolation,” could be a working of the enemy intending to lead us astray. He shows how all of us can learn to listen to and follow God’s gentle leading in our daily lives.

    For other episodes in this series, visit The Second Week Rules for the Discernment Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher – DH Page.



    You can find the book here.

    Also, here are the 2 handouts mentioned by Fr. Gallagher in Talk 2:

    Guidance for a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V.

    For the  PDF document:  

    Handout Number 1 – The Text of the 8 Rules of the Second Week

    https://www.discerninghearts.com/Gallagher/The_Text_of_the_Rules.pdf

    Handout Number 2 – Examples – Discernment of Spirits – 2nd Week rules

    https://www.discerninghearts.com/Gallagher/EXAMPLES-DISCERNMENT_OF_SPIRITS-SECOND_WEEK_RULES.pdf









     

    For more from Fr. Gallagher on Discerning Hearts:

    The Discernment of Spirits: The First Week Rules /w Fr.

    • 28 min
    SWR-12 – Rule 7 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    SWR-12 – Rule 7 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 12 – Rule 7 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Fr. Gallagher provides teaching of Rule 7, which describes the classic discernment imagery of a drop of water on a sponge and the contrast of a drop of water hitting a stone regarding the good spirit’s workings and that of the enemy.



















    Seventh Rule.

    The seventh: In those who proceed from good to better, the good angel touches such a soul sweetly, lightly and gently, as a drop of water that enters a sponge; and the bad touches it sharply and with noise and disquiet, as when the drop of water falls on a stone; and in those who proceed from bad to worse the above-said spirits touch in a contrary way; the cause of which is that the disposition of the soul is contrary or similar to the said angels; for when it is contrary, they enter with clamor and sensible disturbances, perceptibly; and when it is similar, they enter with silence, as in their own house through an open door. (335)



















    Through a series of compelling conference talks, Fr. Gallagher carefully breaks open St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Second Week Rules for Greater Discernment.  This set of 8 “rules” (or guidelines) helps us to discern whether a seemingly good, noble, holy idea or feeling, often understood as a “spiritual consolation,” could be a working of the enemy intending to lead us astray. He shows how all of us can learn to listen to and follow God’s gentle leading in our daily lives.

    For other episodes in this series, visit The Second Week Rules for the Discernment Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher – DH Page.



    You can find the book here.

    Also, here are the 2 handouts mentioned by Fr. Gallagher in Talk 2:

    Guidance for a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V.

    For the  PDF document:  

    Handout Number 1 – The Text of the 8 Rules of the Second Week

    https://www.discerninghearts.com/Gallagher/The_Text_of_the_Rules.pdf

    Handout Number 2 – Examples – Discernment of Spirits – 2nd Week rules

    https://www.discerninghearts.com/Gallagher/EXAMPLES-DISCERNMENT_OF_SPIRITS-SECOND_WEEK_RULES.pdf









     

    For more from Fr. Gallagher on Discerning Hearts:

    The Discernment of Spirits: The First Week Rules /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV



    The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions with Fr. Timothy Gallager

    • 31 min
    SWR-11 – Rule 6 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    SWR-11 – Rule 6 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Episode 11 – Rule 6 – The Second Week Rules for the Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Fr. Gallagher expands on his teaching of Rule 6.  Once we have learned from the course of things, the beginning, middle, and the end, and perceive the work of the enemy, now it is time to learn from the “little by little” how the enemy works to tempt us with the “good.”



















    Sixth Rule.

    The sixth: When the enemy of human nature has been perceived and known by his serpent’s tail and the bad end to which he induces, it profits the person who was tempted by him, to look immediately at the course of the good thoughts that he brought, and the beginning of them, and how little by little he procured to make him descend from the sweetness and spiritual gladness in which he was, till he brought him to his depraved intention; so that with such an experience known and noted he may guard himself in the future from his customary deceits. (334)



















    Through a series of compelling conference talks, Fr. Gallagher carefully breaks open St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Second Week Rules for Greater Discernment.  This set of 8 “rules” (or guidelines) helps us to discern whether a seemingly good, noble, holy idea or feeling, often understood as a “spiritual consolation,” could be a working of the enemy intending to lead us astray. He shows how all of us can learn to listen to and follow God’s gentle leading in our daily lives.

    For other episodes in this series, visit The Second Week Rules for the Discernment Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher – DH Page.



    You can find the book here.

    Also, here are the 2 handouts mentioned by Fr. Gallagher in Talk 2:

    Guidance for a Greater Discernment of Spirits with Fr. Timothy Gallagher O.M.V.

    For the  PDF document:  

    Handout Number 1 – The Text of the 8 Rules of the Second Week

    https://www.discerninghearts.com/Gallagher/The_Text_of_the_Rules.pdf

    Handout Number 2 – Examples – Discernment of Spirits – 2nd Week rules

    https://www.discerninghearts.com/Gallagher/EXAMPLES-DISCERNMENT_OF_SPIRITS-SECOND_WEEK_RULES.pdf









     

    For more from Fr. Gallagher on Discerning Hearts:

    The Discernment of Spirits: The First Week Rules /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV



    The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions with Fr. Timothy Gallager

    • 29 min
    Ep 10 – A Sister of St. Thérèse: Servant of God, Léonie Martin – Bearer of Hope w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Ep 10 – A Sister of St. Thérèse: Servant of God, Léonie Martin – Bearer of Hope w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    • 23 min

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