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All are invited!! 

What: Parish Mission
Presenter: Father Tim Gallagher
Topic: Discernment of Spirits and How to Apply Ignatius Teaching to your Everyday Life.   
When: Saturday, March 23rd, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, New Gym 
 
Light breakfast and lunch will be served. 
To register, please contact the parish office 316-682-4557 or email parish@blessedsacramentwichita.com 
or register HERE
 
To cover the costs of food and materials, we ask for a $20.00 suggested donation for non-Blessed Sacrament parishioners.
 
About Father Tim Gallagher
Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Having obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University, he has taught (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA; Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, Boston, MA), assisted in formation work, and served two terms as provincial in his own community. He has dedicated many years to an extensive international ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. He is a frequent speaker on EWTN, and his digitally recorded talks are utilized internationally. He has written eight books on Ignatian discernment and prayer, a biography of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and a book on the Liturgy of the Hours. He currently holds the St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver.
 
The Discernment of Spirits
The word discernment comes from an ancient word for "sift" or "separate". The discernment of spirits is the art of sifting through spiritual experiences in order to distinguish what is from the Lord and what is not. Toward the end of his life, St. Ignatius of Loyola told one of his Jesuit companions that he wrote the Spiritual Exercises because he thought that some of his own experiences might be helpful to others. This is one of the greatest understatements in the history of Christian spirituality. St. Ignatius' rules for the discernment of spirits have helped countless souls to articulate and understand the ups and downs of the spiritual life. These rules are the topic of Fr. Gallagher's best-selling book entitled The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living. 
 
Schedule of Events:
8:00 - 8:30 Registration 
8:30 - Light breakfast/coffee
9:00 - Introduction & 1st talk
10:00 - 2nd  talk with break
11:00 - Mass
12:00 Lunch 
1:00 - 3rd talk 
2:00 - 4th talk 
3:00 Q & A 
3:30 concludes