Apostolic Discernment in Common

Publication date: 
April 2020

In fidelity to the purpose of our GUIDES collection, we offer in these pages some basic materials for understanding and practicing apostolic discernment in common. The materials include documents of the General Congregations, along with letters and other relevant texts of the Superiors General of the Society of Jesus. This compendium of texts is also an invitation to engage in a practice that will help us to respond in a realistic and relevant way to the challenges of the historical moment in which we live.


Jesuit theologian specializing in Ignatian spirituality. Among his most noteworthy publications are El Peregrino (2016), a new edition of the Autobiography of Saint Ignatius with a commentary; Dios, la amistad y los pobres (2007); and a commentary or “re-reading” of the Ignatian Exercises in six EIDES Booklets. In this GUIDES collection has published On not anticipating the spirit (Guides n. 5, March 2016) and The Art of Friendship in Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Guides n. 10, November 2018).

Josep M. Lozano is a professor at ESADE and has a Doctorate in Philosophy and Education, as well as a licentiate in Theology. He is founder and director of the Instituto Persona, Empresa y Sociedad (IPES). He serves on the advisory councils of various third-sector organizations. He has published more than thirty books and various articles in his academic field. Among his outstanding works are Cercar Déu enmig de la ciutat (1990) and La discreció de l’amor (1992). With Cristianisme i Justícia he has published ¿De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de los jóvenes? (1991, Booklet 41).

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