The Discerning Priest: Ignatian Wisdom for Daily Life in Priesthood (eBook)

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The Discerning Priest: Ignatian Wisdom for Daily Life in Priesthood (Digital)

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“The insights into the life and ministry of the diocesan priest in this book are profound. The writing style is clear, simple, and precise. These ‘rules’ of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, seen through the eyes of the diocesan priest, are sure to deepen the prayer life any pastor. ‘Father Tom’ is real. Father Tom is you.”

Father Eamonn Bourke
University Chaplain
University College, Dublin, Ireland
Former Pastor of Church of the Divine Mercy, County Dublin, Ireland


“This book is a ‘Vocation Saver.’ It is a spiritual field guide for a parish priest. As a former pastor, and now seminary formator, I was deeply affected by the truth of this book.”

Father Kenneth Malley
Spiritual Director, North American College, Rome, Italy
Former Pastor of Saint Timothy Catholic Church, Lutz, Florida

Author Bio: Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Having obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University, he has taught (St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA; Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, Boston, MA), assisted in formation work, and served two terms as provincial in his own community. He has dedicated many years to an extensive international ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. He is a frequent speaker on EWTN, and his digitally recorded talks are utilized internationally. He has written many books on Ignatian discernment and prayer, on the Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and other topics of the spiritual life. He currently holds the St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver.


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