Fr. Timothy Gallagher – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions

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“What am I to do?”
The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions series

DWG1 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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Episode 1 “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher.

This episode offers an overall introduction of the series by offering examples, both big and small, and the overall tools that will be used to come to the discernment of God’s will in various situations. In particular, what do we do when deciding between “a morally good option and another apparently good option”?

DWG2 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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This episode offers a instruction on how important it is to allow God to guide us not only in the big discernments of life, but also the decisions we make everyday

DWG3 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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This episode offers a look at the importance of the “foundation” of our discernment.

DWG4 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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This episode offers a look at the importance of the disposition of heart, which like the Blessed Virgin Mary, seeks the will of God in whatever He wants. How do we gain that disposition and what are the means of obtaining that grace is what discussed in the next several episodes. In this conversation the importance of the retreat and even more importantly the role of sacraments is discussed.

DWG5 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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This episode offers a continuing look at the importance of the disposition of heart and the means which help us to be open to God’s will. Then Fr. Gallagher begins the opening conversation on the vocation God may be calling us to.

DWG6 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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This episode offers Fr. Gallagher discusses the call to the marriage vocation and the call to the religious life. What are the differences found in each and how do we begin to discern our call.

DWG7 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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In this episode, Fr. Gallagher discusses the Three Modes, and in particular the we discuss “The First Mode”: When there is a clarity without doubting. Sometimes the right decision is unmistakably clear. We know what the right choice is. This knowledge is a gift from God. All we need do is act on what we know to be the right direction. Often this takes some time. We put off acting on what we know we should do.

DWG8 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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In this episode, Fr. Gallagher discusses the Three Modes, and in particular the we discuss “The Second Mode”: The Attraction of the Heart. When clarity is recieved through the discernment of spirits of either spiritual consolation or desolation.

DWG9 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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In this episode, Fr. Gallagher we can continue our conservation on “The Second Mode” of discernment. He breaks open an experience in which St. Ignatius discerns the vow of poverty for the community. Fr. Gallagher gives an overview of the classic discernment of spirits which includes an understanding of “spiritual consolation” and “spiritual desolation”, and how that plays out in vocational discernment.

DWG10 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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In this episode with Fr. Gallagher, we can continue our conservation on “The Second Mode” of discernment. In particular, we discuss the role of the spiritual director. We then begin discussing “The Third Mode”.

DWG11 – “What am I to do?” The Discernment of God’s Will in Everyday Decisions w/Fr. Timothy Gallagher

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In this episode with Fr. Gallagher, there is a brief summary of the First and Second Mode. Then Fr. Gallagher breaks open the Third Mode, a Ponderousness of Reasons, also know as the 4 columns.

Fr. Gallagher’s website can be found at:  frtimothygallagher.org

Fr. Gallagher obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University. He has taught (St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA; Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, B:oston, 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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