Tongues as of Fire

Inspired by the exercises of Saint Ignatius, this collection offers music accompanied by spiritual direction, as well as instrumental tracks — all for a retreat in daily life.
Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 1 [CD]
God's Generosity, Mercy and Call; Jesus' Infancy and Childhood

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Tongues as of Fire - Vol. 3 [CD]
Jesus' Passion, Death and Resurrection; Pentecost

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Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 2 [CD]
Jesus' Ministry; Beginning of Passion

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Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 1 [MP3 Album]
God's Generosity, Mercy and Call; Jesus' Infancy and Childhood

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Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 3 [MP3 Album]
Jesus' Passion and Death; Jesus' Risen Life and Pentecost

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Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 2 [MP3 Album]
Jesus' Public Ministry; Beginning of the Passion

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Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 1 [CD]
God's Generosity, Mercy and Call; Jesus' Infancy and Childhood

$19.99

30139330

SHIP
Tongues as of Fire - Vol. 3 [CD]
Jesus' Passion, Death and Resurrection; Pentecost

$19.99

30144016

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Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 2 [CD]
Jesus' Ministry; Beginning of Passion

$19.99

30144015

SHIP
Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 1 [MP3 Album]
God's Generosity, Mercy and Call; Jesus' Infancy and Childhood

$15.99

30139331

DIGITAL
Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 3 [MP3 Album]
Jesus' Passion and Death; Jesus' Risen Life and Pentecost

$15.99

30144018

DIGITAL
Tongues as of Fire – Vol. 2 [MP3 Album]
Jesus' Public Ministry; Beginning of the Passion

$15.99

30144017

DIGITAL
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Download this free PDF supplement, containing the text for all of Father Dufford's narration.

Bob Dufford, SJ — known for both his solo work and his work with the St. Louis Jesuits — has created a one-of-a-kind resource to aid the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. However, this resource can also be used for other retreats, personal prayer, religious education and more. It serves as a great way to deepen faith and spark imagination.

Retelling stories from the Gospel, Bob invites listeners to follow the life of Christ — from major moments to daily common life. His narration serves to both guide and inspire the creative mind. Each of the three CDs comes with an instrumental pairing, allowing listeners to embark on their own journey as a disciple of Jesus. A booklet of Bob’s narration accompanies this 6-CD set, for listeners to follow along or use as teaching material.

Bob has chosen the use of leitmotif to carry recurring themes of the Gospel. Attentive listeners will note the spiritual and emotional effect of these melodies and will be able to point them out in conjunction with the narration. When encountering the instrumental tracks, each leitmotif will act as a guide through prayer and reflection.

This collection touches the heart of Ignatian spirituality, encouraging the listener to discover and form a relationship with Christ, Our Lord through deep thought and imagination. Bob understands the importance of these exercises in daily life that at the core of the Jesuits' spiritual life: meditating and contemplating in the grace of God, in hopes of finding God through reflection on the life of Jesus.

For those unfamiliar with the Spiritual Exercises, they are, in a way, a guided retreat most commonly practiced within the Society of Jesus. While similar to the daily examen, and other aspects of daily life within Jesuit communities, this particular examination of our relationship with Christ is a 30-day retreat, with daily prayer and reflection. The aim is to imagine one's life alongside the life of Christ. This form of Ignatian prayer can help one grow closer to and develop a stronger relationship with God.

The retreat is broken down into four weeks, while the collection comes as a 3-volume set. Here's how it works.

  • Volume 1: God's Generosity, Mercy and Call; Jesus' Infancy and Childhood (First Week)
  • Volume 2: Jesus' Public Ministry; Beginning of the Passion (Second Week)
  • Volume 3: Jesus, Passion and Death; Jesus' Risen Life and Pentecost (Third Week and Fourth Week)

The spiritual exercises are not solely for those in the Society of Jesus. Lay people can also participate in this retreat focused on faith formation. The principle and foundation of the process is that Ignatian contemplation (one of many methods of prayer) can help one better understand God's gift of faith, God's merciful love and the grace of God within our everyday life. As with the contemplation on the incarnation, the goal should be the imitation of Christ, to emulate the life of Jesus, so that we may in turn glorify him — Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam

Tongues as of Fire is a great resource for:

  • Spiritual directors
  • Teachers of the Catholic faith
  • Christian life communities
  • Retreat centers
  • Personal growth and spiritual direction
  • Enhanced prayer life and relationship with God

For more information on St. Ignatius of Loyola, go here.

For more information on Ignatian spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, visit Loyola Press.