Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
The Sixth Rule: Be Aware, Understand, Take Action
Episode 8 • 26m
Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the Sixth Rule:
"Although in desolation we ought not to change our first resolutions, it is very helpful intensely to change ourselves against the same desolation, as by insisting more on prayer, meditation, on much examination, and by giving ourselves more scope in some suitable way of doing penance."
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