Spiritual Direction: A Beginner's Guide by Fr. Richard Malloy, SJ
In a lively and personal style rich with stories and personal reflection, Fr. Richard Malloy, SJ, introduces readers to the art and practice of Spiritual Direction in the Jesuit tradition. Responding to the tone and texture of millennials’ questions and concerns, his book emphasizes spiritual direction as a relationship with God that leads to both personal and social transformation.
Drawing on insights from a wide range of authors who write on prayer and the spiritual life, Fr. Malloy shows how the human desire for God unites with our aspirations for a world that reflects God’s peace and justice. He discusses Ignatian tradition and practices, such as the examen and silent retreats, and shows how to integrate prayer and reflection into everyday life.
Useful for courses on spirituality and pastoral theology,
Spiritual Direction: A Beginner’s Guide is enriching reading for those seeking spiritual growth as well as those already engaged in spiritual direction.
On Sept. 27, friends of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces visited the Metropolitan Museum in New York City for a guided tour of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, led by Fr. Leo O’Donovan, SJ, president emeritus of Georgetown University.
Fr. Scott Pilarz, SJ, was inaugurated on Sept. 21 as the 27th president of the University of Scranton. Fr. Pilarz is no stranger to the university, having already served as the 24th president prior to leading Marquette University and Georgetown Prep.
St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, our Jesuit parish in Raleigh, NC, is in the middle of some of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Florence. They have asked that anyone wishing to donate to the efforts underway, please help via this link to Catholic Charities in Raleigh.