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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”?
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
This episode offers a look at the importance of the “foundation” of our discernment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
In this episode with Fr. Gallagher, the series concludes with an instruction on the Third Mode and summary overview of “Discerning the Will of God”.