Discernment of Spirits: Rule 3 “Spiritual Consolation”
On this week’s show, listen as Dan and Melissa discuss Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s third rule of Discernment of Spirits, “Spiritual Consolation”.
Topics/Questions covered in the show:
- Saint Ignatius’ Third Rule of Discernment of Spirits: “The third is of spiritual consolation. I call it consolation when some interior movement is caused in the soul, through which the soul comes to be inflamed with love of its Creator and Lord, and, consequently when it can love no created thing on the face of the earth in itself, but only in the Creator of them all. Likewise when it sheds tears that move to love of its Lord, whether out of sorrow for one’s sins, or for the passion of Christ our Lord, or because of other things directly ordered to his service and praise. Finally, I call consolation every increase of hope, faith and charity, and all interior joy that calls and attracts to heavenly things and to the salvation of one’s soul, quieting it and giving it peace in its Creator and Lord.”
- What is spiritual consolation?
- How can I recognize if I am experiencing it?
- Can a person with an affinity toward one spirituality (i.e. Carmelite, Franciscan, Ignatian) benefit from the writings and teachings of a different spirituality?
- SpiritualDirection.com – website
- EWTN Global Catholic Radio
- Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
- EWTN Religious Catalogue – online
- The Discernment of Spirits by Father Timothy Gallagher
- Divine Intimacy by Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.
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