The first is the Courage to Teach/Lead model, authored by Palmer (1998), and the second is the model of Ignatian spiritual discernment
, initiated by Ignatius of Loyola, and employed in Jesuit spiritual and educational enterprises for nearly 5 centuries.
Dear brothers and sisters, now we still have one year to mature, with true spiritual discernment
, the proposed ideas and to find concrete solutions to so many difficulties and innumerable challenges that families must confront; to give answers to the many discouragements that surround and suffocate families.
Toner claims that spiritual discernment
is personal and need not take into account what other people are deciding, that it refers only to the present moment and not to history, that the limits of our knowledge are irrelevant, and that bad consequences do not count against the rectitude of our decision (Discerning God's Will 287-315; Meissner, To the Greater Glory 225).
The manner in which the ecumenical movements in the Christian south set ecumenical agendas is to address the issue of life directly from their daily contexts, find divine insights through spiritual discernment
and act on these insights through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Whether it's a decision about career, family, relocation, or a medical issue, Catholics use a variety of spiritual discernment
methods to determine their next step.
More important, stock market participation calls for spiritual discernment
in the context of the broader body of Christ.
He is committed to nurturing the life of prayer and spiritual discernment
in Christ's church that all may know and be filled by the loving mystery revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
is essential for our way towards unity.
Harries offers the rich texture and overview of his own personal learning and spiritual discernment
through the dialogues.
In this association Merton linked spiritual discernment
with the sense of place, which is the theme for the Eighth International Thomas Merton Society Conference to be held on 5-7 June 2003 at the University of British Columbia.
c) For this reason, pastors and faithful are invited in this regard to a serious spiritual discernment
and to preserve the purity of the faith, morals, and the spiritual life, without counting on presumed revelations, but following the revealed word of God and the directives of the Magisterium of the Church.
Jesuits were united in a desire to do something, to turn spiritual discernment
and communal solidarity into effective action.
The book shows very clearly and successfully how several vivid concepts and images inspire and structure the Constitutions: helping souls, being sent on mission, Jesuit life as pilgrimage in service of others, vows in service of that pilgrimage, the Society of Jesus as a worldwide body and brotherhood, community as witness and community for mission, union of the dispersed, governance as spiritual discernment
and dependence on God's providence, and the world as a vineyard in need of workers who are companions of Jesus.