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The Ignatian Guide
to Forgiveness

Author Marina McCoy
Publisher Messenger Publications €12.95
Format pbk
ISBN 9781788125192

The author takes us gently through ‘ten steps to healing’. She encourages us to find our desire, to embrace being a creature, and helps us to honour anger but to deepen compassion, for ourselves and others. We are encouraged to trust in abundant grace and to forgive ourselves (to ‘leave behind the locked room’). She uses her spiritual direction experience and compassion to show how to let go, to make friends with time, and to create new narratives. She teaches us to embrace the inner child, but also to become the parent; and towards the end of our journey she asks us to consider a ritual of closure. She suggests we cultivate haits of mercy, and to celebrate when we feel our spirits calmed, refreshed and free from anger and hatred. To anyone who listens to others, this handbook is invaluable; more importantly we can begin to understand our own pain so that we may reach a place of peace between God and ourselves. Thank
you, Marina.

Reviewed by SUE PIPER

Spiritual direction


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