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Discernment

Discernment is essentially a theological act; it is the gift of wisdom to see all things in relation to God and to recognise God’s desire for the lasting human good revealed in Christ. Discernment is an expression of our desire to love God and find the best ways of serving God’s saving purpose… 

Spirituality for Synodality p. 27

Pope Francis’ Catechesis on Discernment

In his Wednesday homilies Pope Francis has been teaching the Church about discernment.

Prayers for Discernment and Decision-Making

Process for Individual Discernment

Discernment in Common

Discernment in Common talk at the Discerning Leadership Program in Rome  Part 1

(Video, recorded Feb 8, 2022 - 53:57)

  • Creating a Discerning Body

  • The Dynamics of a Conversation

  • Prayer

  • A Spiritual Conversation is Never Just for Ourselves

  • Listen Contemplatively

Discernment in Common talk at the Discerning Leadership Program in Rome Part 2

(Video, recorded Feb 17, 2022 - 1:24:23) 

  • The Importance of Silence

  • The Holy Spirit is Global

  • Prayer Guides

  • How Did Abraham Know He Was Going in the Right Direction

  • Temptation to be in Control

  • Lower Expectations

  • Design a Leadership Structure

  • The Changing Role of Participants

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