"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