BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf. I just finished reading Silf’s book this week, working through it with my LBC (ladies book. 10th Anniversary Edition Whatever path you’re on, God is there to guide you Anyone seeking to deepen his or her relationship with God will greatly benefit. “Inner Compass is lucidly written, down-to-earth, free of jargon, and full of hope and Margaret Silf discusses Ignatian Spirituality with Paul Campbell, SJ.

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There is an early exercise that the reader is called to do, to write our “faith story”, and this was my first real connection to the book but also queue that there was something missing – I struggled to see how our ‘life story’ is NOT our ‘faith story’. Making our way in the dark 8. I truly appreciated the advice from Igantius, to not make a decision to change our course while we are in a period of desolation, this has been very needed advice for me in the past weeks, and advice I was even able to impart to others without any religious overtones to help others consider and contemplate decisions instead of making them rashly.

Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf

Letting God Be God. Apr 15, Tim rated it really liked it Shelves: Inner Compass offers a practical guide to greater self-knowledge and spiritual awareness through the Spiritual Exercises of St.

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I found her discussion of the daily examen to be wonderfully helpful and I thought that she had a real gift for creating a helpful image to illustrate her teaching. Silf’s accessible text allowed me to focus on learning about prayer and my inner spiritual journey. A practical guide to being attentive to the inner movements of the soul as it relates to how we can choose well in life. The below links will direct you to another website to make your purchase.


Order early to avoid shipping delays. Most certainly Silf relates, in an understandable and moving way, that God is with us in the dark and trying times, as much as he is with us in the times of consolation. I have tried the Creighton University weekly retreat which attempts this same thing and it has never worked much for me Email required Address never made public.

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Account Options Sign in. To view it, click here. Most certainly Silf relates, in an understandable and moving way, that God is with us in the dark and trying times, as much as he is with us in the times of consolation. I tried to get into this, but got bogged down in the newage Godseed, Circle of Where – really? Want to Read saving…. I will hold onto several of the stories she shared about her own journey as helpful reminders that spiritual growth is challenging.

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Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Aug 14, Simon added it. Deep stuff, hard to fathom and even harder to accept for those of us who are already hard on ourselves.

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I did read his autobiography while at Fordham for grad school, maybe I should revisit it Which, obviously, is where I need to turn if I margxret interested in further pursuing this course. In that way, the book is a true success. He then began imagining himself as part of various gospel scenes, interacting with and responding to others present, perhaps as a key character or an onlooker.


It all reminds us of the thrust of growth we find in nature. She introduces the reader to the life story of St. Books by Margaret Silf. I expect to come back to this book again and again as some innner the later concepts feel like they won’t make total sense until you’ve practiced earlier material.

Inner Compass – 10th Anniversary Edition

sild An Ignatian Spirituality Reader. We are certainly challenged to view ourselves differently, but she is very gentle in what we do next with that, there is not enough emphasis on how to then take these new realizations and exercises and push ourselves to a new level. The author has an innner heart and she is a wonderful instructor.

Therefore, it makes her entire work suspect in my eyes, until I am able to compare it to St.

I often found myself wondering why the book felt so long The entire work provides a guide to viewing life as a spiritual journey and gives tangible ways to reflect on and share that life and more importantly to silr the “God-in-the-other” in all we encounter.

When I look at the nature of my own desires, Dilf see these two directions of thrust: It is a fascinating journey to I so enjoyed this book this summer– it became more of a faith manual and daily spiritual guide than a one time read for me.