Praying the Liturgy of the Hours, A Personal Journey
In this book, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the experience of forty years of praying the Liturgy of the Hours. The Second Vatican Council taught with great emphasis that this is a prayer for the entire People of God. Fr. Gallagher’s book offers encouragement both to those who already pray the Liturgy of the Hours and to those who may wish to undertake this prayer.
“Father Gallagher writes a captivating account
on the spiritual richness found in the Liturgy of the Hours.
Those currently praying the Liturgy of the Hours regularly,
or those aspiring to pray, will greatly benefit
from Father Gallagher’s numerous insights
and helpful resources.”
—His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl,
Archbishop of Washington
“I warmly recommend this book to anyone—
clergy, religious, or laity—
who wishes to pray the Liturgy of the Hours
with greater attentiveness and devotion.”
—His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan,
Archbishop of New York
“In this thoughtful and well-crafted book,
Fr. Timothy Gallagher provides some very helpful clarification
regarding the theology and spirituality
that inform the Liturgy of the Hours.
His honest and searching self-examination will prove invaluable
to anyone who has undertaken the responsibility
of praying this great prayer of the Church.”
—Fr. Robert Barron,
Rector of Mundelein Seminary
Author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith
An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer: Scriptural Reflections According to the Spiritual Exercises
In this guide for prayer with Scripture, Fr. Gallagher offers 40 practical, directed meditations for learning the Ignatian way to pray. This book is for those learning to pray with Scripture and for those who seek new depth in such prayer.
Discerning the Will of God: An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making
Every Christian has a mission. What’s yours? “Is it time to change jobs?” “Should I marry?” “Am I called to religious life?” Sooner or later, every thoughtful Christian asks such questions. For everyone ready to make the shift from “What do I want for my life?” to “What does God want for my life?” Fr. Gallagher offers this new book to help you in making spiritual sense of your major life decisions. Drawing from the timeless methods of Ignatius Loyola and richly illustrated with examples and stories, this book offers practical, profound wisdom for conforming your will to God’s will. Fr. Gallagher takes you through each step of the process, including recognizing God's infinite love; opening your heart to whatever God wants; making use of silence, the Eucharist, scripture, and spiritual direction; finding clarity (and what to do when you lack clarity); and understanding discernment as part of the greater spiritual life in Christ. While this book focuses on the major decisions such as marriage and career and vocation choices, the insights gained here can be adapted to other significant life decisions as well. Fr. Gallagher’s clear style makes this book an important resource for all who want to discover where God is leading them, as well as for spiritual directors, retreat directors, and counselors.
Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living
In this Fr. Gallagher helps us understand St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Rules for Discernment and how their insights are invaluable for our spiritual growth today. By integrating the Rules and the experience of contemporary people, Fr. Gallagher shows the precision, clarity, and insight of Ignatius’s Rules. This book is for all who desire greater awareness of God's action in their daily spiritual lives, and is valuable reading for retreat directors, spiritual directors, priests, and counselors.