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September 28 – October 19, 2020 – VIRTUAL 4-Week Book Club Series
October 19 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 19, 2020
We are pleased to be able to offer this 4-week Book Club Series VIRTUALLY! You will receive details in an email once you register about how to participate via the video conferencing service, Zoom. Please shop with us and support Loyola’s on-line bookstore to purchase the book for this series. Click here.
4-Week Series on Monday Evenings
(7:00pm – 8:30pm)
Led by Karen Florance
Join us as we read and faith share on Ignatian discernment as taught by Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J. in his book Always Discerning – An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium.
St. Ignatius of Loyola began to learn about the discernment of spirits while convalescing from serious battle injuries. He noticed different interior movements as he imagined his future. In his autobiography, Ignatius writes (in the third person):
“He did not consider nor did he stop to examine this difference until one day his eyes were partially opened and he began to wonder at this difference and to reflect upon it. From experience he knew that some thoughts left him sad while others made him happy, and little by little he came to perceive the different spirits that were moving him; one coming from the devil, the other coming from God (Autobiography, no. 8).”
About the author
Father Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ is a writer, educator, spiritual director, and a 70-year Jubilarian. In “Always Discerning: An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium” he enforces the truth that every person has the capacity to discern the movements of the Holy Spirit. Tetlow has said that “Ignatian spirituality, though centuries old, is perfect for the new millennium. It employs discernment, the constant monitoring of the head, heart and hand interacting. It’s a process for looking at the world, even one as chaotic as ours.”
Our virtual evenings will include chapter review, faith sharing on reflection questions, as well as time for private prayer.
Session 1 – September 28 – What is Discernment Now and Why Do We Need It? – Part Three: God, Always Our Loving Creator (pgs xi – 64)
Session 2 – October 5 – Part Four: Jesus is my Lord – Part Six: Great Human Mysteries (pgs. 67– 129)
Session 3 – October 12 – Part Seven: Deeper Personal Meaning – Part Eight: Discernment and Sin (pgs. 133 – 173)
Session 4 – October 19 – Part Nine: Discernment and Consolation – Part Eleven: The Big and Glorious Picture (pgs. 177 – 229)