This is a book for those who desire to pray with Sacred Scripture. Following the spiritual itinerary of the Spiritual Exercises by Ignatius of Loyola, forty reflections offer a great resource for those beginning to pray with Scripture. They provide accompaniment in the first, tentative steps of such blessed prayer.
For those who already practice prayer with Scripture, and who seek new depth in that prayer, these emotionally rich reflections can provide an opportunity for such growth. They are also useful for spiritual directors, retreat directors, small groups in parishes, and in the home.
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 eight books (Crossroad) on the spiritual teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. He currently holds the St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, CO.
His titles include:
The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living
The Examen Prayer: Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today
Spiritual Consolation: An Ignatian Guide for the Greater Discernment of Spirits
An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer: Scriptural Reflections According to the Spiritual Exercises Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Prayer with Scripture
Discerning the Will of God: An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making
A Reader's Guide to The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living
A Handbook for Spiritual Directors: An Ignatian Guide to Accompanying Discernment of God's Will
Begin Again: The Life and Spiritual Legacy of Bruno Lanteri
Praying the Liturgy of the Hours: A Personal Journey