Discerning the Will of God
Father Timothy Gallagher,
In Discerning the Will of God: An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making, Fr. Gallagher invites us to find the peace that comes from making a decision after a prayerful process of discernment.
Drawing from Saint Ignatius of Loyola's three modes of election, this seminar clarifies the question, the foundation, the disposition, and the means necessary for discerning God's will.
Illustrating the principles with real-life examples, Fr. Gallagher offers practical wisdom for both individuals facing a significant choice, and the spiritual directors who accompany them.
"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.
He 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 for twelve years, and served two terms as provincial in his own community.
He has dedicated many years to an extensive ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life.
Fr. Gallagher is the author of six books (Crossroad) on the spiritual teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola."
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