By Lou Baldwin • Posted April 18, 2017

“When one thinks of Ignatian spirituality, it is only natural that one connects it to the Jesuits – the Society of Jesus. After all, St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits, and in fact many Jesuits are engaged in retreat work including the famous 30-day retreat based on the saint’s Spiritual Exercises.

Although Jesuit priests are active in many other areas, perhaps most notably in education, they are not alone in the field of promoting Ignatian spirituality.

Take for example the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a relatively small congregation of priests whose work is almost exclusively as preachers and confessors based on the writings of St. Ignatius.

Father Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., who has written no less than eight books on Ignatian spirituality and been featured in a television series and on discs, will be speaking at Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). His topic will be “Living the Discerning Life

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