DOS#2 – The Life of St. Ignatius – Discernment of Spirits w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Méditation et la Contemplation Ignatienne Podcast

Episode 2 The Discernment of  Spirits: Setting  the Captives Free

The life of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the foundational elements of the Spiritual Exercises

ignatius3 The Discernment of Spirits: Setting the Captives Free – Serves as an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

The 14 Rules for Discerning Spirits –
“The Different Movements Which Are Caused In The Soul”
as outlined by St. Ignatius of Loyola can be found here

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.  Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life:  The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”. 

For more information on how to obtain copies of Fr. Gallaghers’s various books and audio which are available for purchase, please visit  his  website:

 For the other episodes in this series visit
Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

3 thoughts on “DOS#2 – The Life of St. Ignatius – Discernment of Spirits w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher”

  1. I am prayer companion leading retreatants through the Ignatius Spiritual Exercises. Finding this website will help me better know, understand and lead others well through the exercises.

  2. I am a DRE in Japan at the Yokohama Sacred Heart Cathedral for the International Community of our parish. I have been an expat here for 3 years with another 2 years before we leave. So nice to have this study, I have long been close to St Ignatius, even having done a pilgrimage to his home. My home parish and close friend knowing of my love for St Ignatius, sent this from St John Evangelist in Fenton MI for me to bring to our parish here in Japan. Strange enough when I was home in October I just happened to purchase the Discernment of Spirits book and brought it back with me to read sometime not knowing it was part of this podcast study. When my friend suggested to follow this podcast and buy the book I was so excited how God had already prepared me with the book,…it is very hard to purchase English books here and expensive to ship from USA. I am so happy to be able to do this study and perhaps bring it as a study for parishes here in Japan. I believe God has called me to this study…so happy to have this blessing.

  3. Hi, I am in my 70’s now. I am living a good Catholic life. I have been widowed for 45 years , go to mass everyday, do volunteer work and prayers in our parish church. I am a minister of care which I love to do for the church. I have a healthy lifestyle but despite all this, I still want to learn more and even closer to God more than ever. I hunger for more of Him and my heart aches every time I think I have move even a step away.
    So I thank you for this podcast. I enjoy listening and meditating on what I hear from you.
    God bless you.


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