Healing Prayer - Practical Mysticism and St Ignatius' Spiritual Excerises

Author:  Fr. John Horn, S.J.
Publisher:  The Institute For Priestly Formation
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Our world, often more than it realizes, has a crying need for healing. Many people these days sense that something within them is askew, but they often fail to find or recognize the problem. This book tries to discern the issue before something falls apart, or even crashes. Such an aid to people in certain situations provides healing, not just for the hurting individual, but also for our society and culture.

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Our world, often more than it realizes, has a crying need for healing. Many people these days sense that something within them is askew, but they often fail to find or recognize the problem. This book tries to discern the issue before something falls apart, or even crashes. Such an aid to people in certain situations provides healing, not just for the hurting individual, but also for our society and culture.

Healing Prayer is a necessary aid to all who guide others in a life of prayer, especially spiritual directors and pastors. The first four chapters describe personal experiences of healing mystical prayer from women and men who have reflected upon their time praying through the Spiritual Exercises, a spiritual classic authored by St. Ignatius Loyola. The remaining chapters discuss the implications of healing prayer, practical mysticism, everyday prayer and discernment, Ignatian spiritual direction, and more.

With the hope of encouraging regular biblically-based prayer, this work invites both general readers and pastoral leaders into personal reflection that can enhance their understanding of discernment and healing as spiritual gifts.

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Publisher The Institute For Priestly Formation
Author Fr. John Horn, S.J.
Product Type Paperback
Width (inches) 5.5
Height (inches) 8
ISBN/UPC 9780984379255
Number of Pages 244

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"This book will be of help to those who wish to reflect more deeply on their own experience of the Spiritual Exercises, as well as those who guide others in the ministry of spiritual direction. Father Horn shows why the Spiritual Exercises is a true classic."

The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, S.T.L, D.D.
Archbishop of Oklahoma City, OK

"Fr. John Horn's extraordinary gifts and experience as a spiritual director are evident here. By carefully guiding us through the examination of 'case studies,' he provides us with the occasion to become more sensitive to the forces at work in our own souls, especially the healing power of the Holy Spirit. A valuable contribution indeed."

Dr. Ralph Martin
President of Renewal Ministries

"Healing Prayer: Practical Mysticism and St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises brings hope to the reader that mysticism is quite accessible to anyone willing and able to receive it. This book masterfully encourages the reader to become a practical mystic and become aware of his or her own interior movements and engage in a daily 'heart to heart' conversation with Jesus. This book is a blessing to all who read it."

Christina P. Lynch, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist and Director of Counseling Services, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Healing Prayer: Practical Mysticism and Saint Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises is a marvelous invitation to understand more fully the life-giving connection between the Word and our lives! Fr. John expands our mind while increasing the capacity of our heart to receive the love of the Father through an encounter with the Son which ultimately brings grace as we come to know the work of the Spirit in the midst of our everyday lives. A delight to read - a gift to grow into - a joy to receive!”

Valerie Conzett, D.Min., L.P.C.
Director, Family Life Office, Executive Director, FOCCUS, Inc. USA, Archdiocese of Omaha, NE

“The interplay of human memory and imagination at prayer is healing when connected to the living presence of Jesus. In my counseling, I have been privileged to witness the healing dynamic when psychological pain is allowed to be acknowledged and related to Jesus’ forgiving Heart that is described in this wonderful book. The Examen Prayer described in this work is a primary means through which we can daily access the forgiving, healing presence of Jesus’ Spirit. This work points the way to living in an on-going Pentecost.”

Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons
Director of the Institute for Marital Healing, Philadelphia, PA

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Father Horn, SJ, has more than 30 years of experience in Catholic education, spiritual direction, pastoral ministry and administration. His experiences have ranged from nursing home and parish ministry to high school teaching and field education for a suicide hotline.

Father Horn has been serving as director of program development at the Institute for Priestly Formation, which he co-founded in 1994 to assist bishops in the spiritual formation of diocesan seminarians and priests. Through this vision and the personal call he felt to serve diocesan priests, the Institute has served more than 2,000 priests and seminarians from 154 U.S. dioceses and 38 international dioceses and 8 religious orders.

His work in formation and training of spiritual directors has taken him to several seminaries; he has been rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary since 2011.