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Reading the heart of St Ignatius

Counsels of the Holy Spirit: A Reading of St Ignatius's Letters, by Patrick Goujon SJ

ANYONE with an interest in understanding more about Ignatian spirituality may find this scholarly exploration of St Ignatius's letters helpful.

Across six chapters, French Jesuit Patrick Goujon SJ focuses on eight letters, exploring how conversations between those seeking spiritual succour and their advisor can facilitate the process and enrich the spiritual journey.

He shows how Ignatius deals with decision-making and with obstacles in the spiritual life.

He is also revealed giving encouragement and correction and advising about how to offer these to others - his aim is to help people grow in freedom which, in turn, permits them to live according to God's will.

Counsels of the Holy Spirit: A Reading of St Ignatius's Letters, by Patrick Goujon SJ and translated by Joseph Munitiz SJ, is published by Messenger Publications, £12.95.

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