Who’s Speaking?
A Talk Given By Fr. Ermatinger
October 2022

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Outline of Talk

Outline

  • Introduction: 0:00-0:28
  • Fr.’s First Encounter with Discernment of Spirits: 0:28-1:38
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola – A Spiritual Battle: 1:38-2:25
  • Terminology: 2:25-7:00
    • Discernment: 2:45-3:30
    • Spirits: 3:30-4:55
      • Good Spirit Evil Spirit Human Spirit
    • 4 Wounds of Original Sin: 4:55-6:14
    • Spirits of the World are Satellites of the Evil Spirit: 6:14-7:00
  • Ignatius How the Evil Spirits and Good Spirits Work 7:00-9:00
  • Terminology: 9:00-15:15
    • Consolation and Desolation: 9:00-10:12
      • Passion vs Sound Principles
    • Consolation: 10:12-10:59
    • Desolation: 10:59-11:25
    • Divine and Demonic Consolation and Desolation: 11:25-12:48
      • Demonic Consolation Ignatius’ Trick: 12:48-14:20
    • Demonic Desolation: 14:20-15:15
  • The Differences in How the Spirits Address Us: 15:15-20:05
  • Becoming Better Able to Discern Spirits: 20:05-24:00
    • St. Teresa of Avila’s 9 Degrees of Prayer 20:12-24:00
      • The Necessity of Mental Prayer
  • Mental Prayer to be Followed by Examen of Prayer: 24:00-26:38
  • Prerequisites for Discernment of Spirits: 26:38-33:50
    • Mental Prayer
    • Humility
    • Purity of Heart
    • Stability in Grace
    • Penitential Spirit
  • Life in Christ Using Beatitudes as Model: 33:50-36:02
  • Demonic Action: 36:02-42:24
  • Red Flags in Discernment: 42:24-52:14
  • Means For Proper Discernment: 52:14-59:13
    • Identify Dominant Capital Sin: 52:14-55:20
    • Spiritual Modesty: 55:20-58:11
    • Removing Inordinate Attachment to Divine Consolation: 58:11-59:13
  • Penitential Spirit and Continual Conversion: 59:13-1:06:04