Our Shared Way of Life
Prayer / Discernment in Community

Introduction to the Discernment of Spirits

Led by Sister Heather Kristine, OCL 



We all experience ups and downs in our life with God.  There are times when God feels close and we are filled with desire and energy for the spiritual life. There are also times when we feel like the bottom has dropped out, like God is far away or completely absent, and we are entirely lacking in energy to pursue the things of God.  This ebb and flow is entirely normal and not necessarily an indication that we are doing anything wrong. If we know how to respond in these ups and downs they can be a rich source of spiritual growth.  In the 16th century, Ignatius of Loyola penned a set of rules for the discernment of these natural movements. It remains incredibly practical and useful to us today. 

In this four-week class you will learn simple tools to help you become more aware of your interior movements, understand what these movements might mean in your life with God, and how best to respond to these movements. 

Thursday Evenings at 7:30pm (location TBD): 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

No cost for participants (The Abbey will cover cost of printing handouts)