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Habits of Freedom 5 Ignatian Tools for Clearing Your Mind and Resting Daily in the Lord

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Habits of Freedom
5 Ignatian Tools for Clearing Your Mind and Resting Daily in the Lord
$11.21 - $13.15

Do you feel exhausted, anxious, or distracted? Do you want to free your mind from mental clutter?

Popular retreat leader and spiritual director Fr. Christopher Collins, SJ, says that if you turn your heart to God you will find clarity and spiritual peace. In Habits of Freedom, Collins offers you five practical tools to help you develop a habit of daily discernment that will lead to inner calm.

Drawing on the wisdom of St. Ignatius Loyola and his renowned Spiritual Exercises, Collins offers practical spiritual exercises for incorporating five tools into your daily life to help you de-stress, organize your thoughts, and experience the calming presence of Jesus. These are:

  • allowing God to show you the signs of oncoming anxiety and mental breakdown;
  • developing the ancient practice of spiritual discernment to help analyze your moods and perceptions;
  • interpreting life events with an eye toward personal growth and resiliency;
  • practicing detachment from negative influences; and
  • engaging in interior sensitivity to how God works to bring you peace.

Habits of Freedom is an excellent resource for spiritual directors and individuals, as well as for use in prayer and parish groups seeking practical material that can speak broadly to members from a variety of backgrounds and seasons of life. The book can be easily adapted for small groups and retreat use. A free small-group guide is available at

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: AM801237
Dimensions: 5½" x 8½"
Length: 128 pages
Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 9781646801237
1-2 copies $13.15 each
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Written by Christopher S. Collins, SJ


An accessible, thoughtful examination for individuals and small groups. This is a lovely, refreshing read for individuals or small groups seeking to examine the events and patterns of their lives. In a simple way, Collins provides accessible moments of contemplation for the reader who wants to better know themselves and to recognize God, making St. Ignatius' 16th-century wisdom relevant to our modern journeys of faith.
Karen Laird, Associate Director of the Center for Catholic Studies