Pope Francis has said, "Discernment is a choice of courage."
In this little wisdom book, professor Ladislas Orsy shows contemporary readers a well-tested way to listen to the Holy Spirit within and among us as well as offering a way of navigating life's questions through communal discernment. Community discernment is the discovery of a gift by another gift: The discovery of God's plan for the community through the light of faith infused into the minds of its members.
While this text was originally written for Jesuits living in community to help them to live God's calling, the principles of Ignatian spirituality outlined here have broad application beyond such a setting today. As such it is:
Succinct and very readable, this book contains a collection of insights suitable for both individual and group discernment exercises.
Ladislas Orsy, SJ, is a professor of law at Georgetown University, where he teaches Roman law, history of philosophy of law, and canon law. During the council he was professor of canon law at the Gregorian University in Rome, then taught theology at Fordham University and canon law at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of several books, including Theology and Canon Law and Receiving the Council, and more than two hundred articles.