Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement

The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri

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With warmth, understanding, and pastoral skill, Fr. Timothy Gallagher provides here a hopeful invitation to all who struggle to overcome the greatest obstacle of all in the spiritual life — discouragement.

Our enemy actively exploits our vulnerabilities, shrewdly leading us time and again into an overwhelming sense of disturbance. But Fr. Gallagher pulls the curtain back on the wiles of the devil, offering gentle reflections that are remarkably effective in lightening the burdens of your day-to-day spiritual life.

You’ll learn practical ways to find peace amid your spiritual struggles, and patience in the face of even the most intense trials. Best of all, you’ll learn how to profit spiritually from the afflictions that beset you.

Each reflection in these pages begins with a quotation by Venerable Bruno Lanteri, the holy founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, whose wisdom has guided the uncommonly insightful spirituality of Fr. Gallagher. In these pages, you will learn:

  • What to do when you have reached the point of despair
  • How to evade sadness, melancholy, and temptation
  • Ways you can be joyful even when you do not feel mirth
  • How to leave the sins, weaknesses, and failures of your past to God’s mercy
  • How to recognize the enemy, even when he presents himself under the appearance of good
  • What is holy presumption, why you want it, and how to get it
  • The five benefits you’ll derive from regular Confession
  • How each part of the Mass corresponds to an affection of the heart
  • Proven techniques for waging warfare against negative moods

There is no shame in spiritual desolation. Fr. Gallagher reminds us that the greatest of saints suffered from this affliction. The key is to learn how to draw closer to God in life’s darkest moments.

Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement is a call to hope . . . a call to solace in time of suffering . . . and a call to stand tall in times of affliction. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to enter into the sublime peace and joy that our Lord promises.


 

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  • Pages: 128
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-68278-095-4
  • Product Code: Q80954
  • Availability: In Stock
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The Heart of Jesus
I will never doubt the Lord's unconditional love and His patience with my human frailty. I am so grateful for this book.
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Source of Daily Encouragement and Consolation
Very practical, succinct and concrete ideas for growing in the spiritual life and understanding how to view life's difficulties from a Christian perspective. I read a section each morning.
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Fantastic for Current Covid-19 Pandemic
Wonderful and practical resource for building a stronger prayer life. During this pandemic, all Christians need support and encouragement. This book is not just for Catholics. Any Christian that desires a closer daily walk with Christ and to help others can benefit. It is an easy and slow read. I find myself taking notes and looking up the scriptures. Most highly recommend!
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A Must Read
I have never read a spiritual book that the caught me by my heart and soul. Experiencing difficulty in praying, the lack of priest to discuss such has been very difficult. Coming across this book by accident was a pure gift of heaven above. I have kept this book by my night stand. I recommend it highly.
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Best Book Ever
I love love love this book!!!! I encourage any Christian who is going through a depression to read this book slowly , deeply & meditate on it, chew it over & over. I was going through a depression & desperately looking for something to read when I came across this book by accident, but actually there’s no accidents with God. This little 110 page book seriously has made me think, reevaluate my life & found my answers. I feel SO MUCH better!
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