Can the 500-year-old mystical experiences of Ignatius Loyola edify your spiritual life today?
Through this spiritually edifying 12-lecture audio course with renowned Ignatian spirituality expert Professor Paul Coutinho, you will savor the universal mysticism of Saint Ignatius. A simple regimen designed to fit into your daily routine, this approach to mysticism shows you how to live moment to moment. As you embrace the fullness of your life, you will grow in your relationships and discover new depths of meaning and spiritual significance to practicing mysticism.
As you will learn, Ignatian mysticism is built on an ever-expanding relationship with God. For St. Ignatius, God is not in the heavens but infused throughout all of creation. As a result, St. Ignatius championed the idea that mystical graces are available to anyone who knows how to receive them.
In this eye-opening lectures, you will learn not just to love God, but also to receive God’s love. For many, the key to Ignatian mysticism is to find God in all things, but Prof. Coutinho emphasizes the importance of allowing God to find you, as well. Discover for yourself how mystical union with God will transform your faith.
This course is part of the Learn25 Collection.
Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Ignatian Mysticism
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An Experienced Walk with an Introspective Saint
AT A GLANCE:
Fr. Coutinho gives a deep and informed look at Ignatian spirituality that achieves its goals, though it is somewhat repetitive and not comprehensive.
Ignatius of Loyola is one of the most influential saints within Catholicism and will most likely come to be known as a Doctor of the Church. He is the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and his ideas of relation to God are still widely studied.
Going into these lectures one should be familiar with the Saint and his history, as these are hardly discussed here. The Society and its past are covered in a few minutes at the beginning and end of the series, but virtually all of its run-time is devoted to spirituality as the title suggests. These ideas are abstract, dealing largely with matters of relation to God in theological and often technical terms that will make the lectures difficult for non-Catholics to follow. His main thesis focuses on man's search for identity with the divine and his realization of the interconnected nature of all living creatures.
As a Jesuit, Fr. Coutinho leads Ignatian spiritual retreats and is well-versed in the subject. His voice is pleasant and lectures deliberately timed and structured. His teaching style is soaked in lifelong reflection and prayer. While lofty and ruminating, the presentation never feels off-topic.
It should be noted that he holds some novel doctrines. For example, he expresses the view that one should receive communion before (rather than after) confession, as the ensuing change of heart will help create the proper disposition of penitence in the believer.
I would recommend this to Catholics with some familiarity in the area, perhaps to refresh their memories and deepen an understanding of Ignatian spirituality.
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- Maria Pratico
Power of belief and Divine essence
I'm so happy this book found me. I've been on my soul journey some years now and I really locked into the life and teachings of St. Ignatius. This book was well represented by the narrator who added I bits of his own story as a priest and his wisdom. I highly recommend this book for anyone at any place within their journey of understanding and knowing God.