The Art of Discernment in the Ignatian Tradition

Date(s) - October 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Mark's College

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The Art of Discernment in the Ignatian Tradition

Fr. John O’Brien, SJ

Vocations Director, Jesuits of Canada

Friday, October 25, 2019

6:30pm Wine and Cheese

7pm Talk

Plato’s Cave, St. Mark’s College

St. Ignatius of Loyola, in his monumental spiritual guide, the Spiritual Exercises, left both a spirituality and a practical method of discerning God’s will for one’s life. Whether decisions are major or minor, the methodology he crafted and refined helps us notice and act on interior motions of grace, and has helped thousands identify and chart the path of holiness, vocation, and whether to buy that trip to Hawaii. Fr. O’Brien will present on the Ignatian “rules” and vocabulary of discernment that make knowing God’s desires for us easier to comprehend and articulate.

Fr. John O’Brien, S.J. is a graduate of the Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of Toronto, with graduate degrees in theology. He taught communications and Catholic social teaching at Corpus Christi College 2012-2014. Today he gives retreats and lectures widely, and is presently the Vocations Director for the Jesuits of Canada.

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