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Counsels of the Holy Spirit: A Reading of St Ignatius’s Letters


Patrick Goujon SJ

Translated by Joseph Munitiz SJ

‘a rich source of reflection and practical advice for all seeking with sincerity to discern God’s will.’  The Pastoral Review

‘…clear, well-structured and practical…to be recommended, especially for spiritual directors and those training in this important ministry.’   The Furrow

“This volume is an excellent introduction to the letters of Ignatius of Loyola (…) making it an important scholarly contribution not only for those interested in Ignatian spirituality, but also for those interested in the history of spirituality more broadly Mark Rotsaert, ARSI

Anyone interested in Ignatian spirituality will read this book – it is challenging and transforming.  Your life will be changed in reading this book.  Catholic Profiles

… an excellent theoretical background to read the letters of Ignatius… Goujon provides interpretative keys that can be effectively employed in various situations that need counsel …’ Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu

Anyone with an interest in understanding more about Ignatian spirituality may find this scholarly exploration of St Ignatius’s letters helpful.   The Irish News

an excellent introduction to the teachings and spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits’  The Irish Catholic

Focussing on eight of St Ignatius’s letters, the author demonstrates how Ignatius deals with decision-making and with obstacles in the spiritual life. He is also revealed giving encouragement and correction and advising about how to offer these to others.


210 x 140mm