Handing on the Fire: Making Spiritual Direction Ignatian

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Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J.
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156 pp.
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Ignatius of Loyola composed the Spiritual Exercises as a pathway to God. He guided others through the Exercises in order to help ordinary women and men grow truly free in seeking and finding what God wishes for their lives. He believed that God wanted every person to live lives of holiness, growing steadily in grace, and spreading divine love.

The fire in lay spirituality has spread remarkably since the Second Vatican Council. The beginning of these movements have left mature disciples wanting to deepen their interior lives in prayer and discernment, and to hand on these experiences to others. Many dedicated believers seek out training in spiritual direction with the hopes of formally handing on this fire of the Holy Spirit. However, this training sometimes has the feel of handing on a technical skill rather than sharing a deeper spiritual formation.

Handing on the Fire: Making Spiritual Direction Ignatian contributes to this deepening spiritual formation—both for those who are already offering Ignatian spiritual direction, and for those aspiring to give it. In this book, Tetlow lays out the theology in action that must inform Ignatian spiritual direction: the principles, norms, and practices that characterize the robust experience of Ignatian spirituality in everyday life.



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  • 5
    Handing on the Fire

    Posted by Jeanne Kamat on Oct 5th 2021

    Excellent understanding of how to follow the person of Christ and his teachings.

  • 5
    Handing on the fire: Making Spiritual Direction Ig

    Posted by Roswitha Cooper on Jul 23rd 2021

    I'm most grateful for this book

  • 5
    Handing on the Fire: Making Spiritual Direction Ingnatian

    Posted by Rosemary Sloss on Jul 22nd 2021

    I have just begun to read the book and already find it enlightening . Will be studying the book with my peer supervision group.

  • 5
    Handing on the Fire

    Posted by Lori Eichel on Jul 22nd 2021

    This engaging and inspiring book is a "must have" for spiritual directors trained in Ignatian Spirituality. I read it cover to cover in a day and then started reading my underlined parts the next week to commit some of the suggested practices to my way of life. Beneficial to my directees but just a beneficial to me as a director!

  • 5
    Handing on the Fire: Making Spiritual Direction Ignatian

    Posted by Karen Shields Wright on Jul 14th 2021

    Fr. Tetlow and his book is a gift to us all. As an Ignatian trained spiritual director, I found it filled with practical wisdom and profound insights from one with a lifetime of experience as a spiritual director guided by the Holy Spirit. I am on my third detailed read and taking this with me on my retreat.

  • 5
    Handing on the Fire

    Posted by John on Jul 14th 2021

    Excellent guide for spiritual directors. Another gem from Fr. Tetlow who never disappoints.

  • 5
    Handing On The Fire

    Posted by Loretta Pehanich on Jul 1st 2021

    Father Joe offers wise tips on helping others live their life in Christ in their own circumstances. Every spiritual director is likely to gain insights from this book. And wait until you hear the five rules for being a spiritual director. I laughed at first, but then I understood.