27th March 2023
Imagination, Discernment and Spiritual Direction
Rob Marsh SJ’s approach to prayer has transformed the lives of countless people. A collection of his essays will delight anyone who follows Rob’s creative and subtle direction on the pathway to God.
18th August 2022
Discernment for all
Michael Smith SJ, writing for The Way, considers how Ignatius explored discernment, and how its principles can still be applied to a fruitful end even among, for example, colleagues who don’t share a faith commitment.
8th September 2021
The Ignatian Year gives Niall Leahy SJ an opportunity to write to Greta Thunberg and invite her into a dialogue with Ignatius’s story.
28th June 2021
Re-imagining the world: Discernment of spirits in Let Us Dream
How can we learn from Pope Francis’ Ignatian approach to distinguishing what is and is not of God, especially as we seek to engage with public discourse about ‘building back better’?
12th November 2020
A time of choosing: Conversion and discernment in the mind of Pope Francis
Tim McEvoy uses 'Christus vivit' to explore what conversion and discernment mean in the mind of Pope Francis and, in particular, how they relate to one another.
16th October 2019
Discernment as a work of the Church
Thursday 11 & Friday 12 May: Nick Austin reflects on the consequences of the freeing, Spirit-led ecclesial discernment that took place at the Council of Jerusalem.
27th September 2018
Rediscovering dialogue between the generations: Synod 2018
Fr Giacomo Costa SJ, Special Secretary for the Synod of Bishops, says that the renewal of solidarity between the generations must be a priority for the Church and the whole of society.
8th May 2018
Discernment in a time of tribulation: Pope Francis and the Church in Chile
Pope Francis’ apology about the Chilean abuse crisis and his insistence on the need for renewal in the Church are informed by texts that he has been drawing on for thirty years, says Austen Ivereigh.
16th April 2018
What Are We Doing Here? Essays
Brian McClorry SJ finds retrospective echoes of Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises in a new book of essays from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Marilynne Robinson.
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