Plenary Talks: Nurya Martínez-Gayol, ACI

Plenary Talks: Nurya Martínez-Gayol, ACI


In this series, we will present the talks presented during the UISG Plenary Assembly in Rome in May 2022.

All the talks are available in the newest issue of the UISG Bulletin.


Spirituality of Synodality - Nurya Martinez-Gayol, ACI


A spirituality of listening is born from this source: the perspective of a God who listens, and listens to all, and listens especially to the “voiceless,” to the most  vulnerable, to those who have been left without words, and does so by awakening in them the faculty to speak, because His listening is always liberating.


For this reason “being listened to”, being WELL heard, is always a healing experience


Simple listening heals many wounds.


It enables the one who is listened to reverse and recreate his own narratives as one who is wounded, and to find  ways of healing from there, to get out of the process of victimization, to regain her identity and dignity—not thanks to our advice but because of the quality of our listening, for it offers that humble but intimate space where it is possible to  experience oneself as remade, healed, repaired.


Only by being committed to a spirituality of listening can we take steps towards  the change for which the Church is yearning, and take charge of reality by opening ourselves to dialogue and discernment since listening is the condition of possibility for both.


Nurya Martínez-Gayol, ACI


Sister of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus. A native of Oviedo (Asturias-Spain), she has a degree in Chemistry-Physics.
She studied theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca and obtained a degree in Dogmatic Theology at the University of Deusto (Bilbao). She did her doctorate in dogmatic theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. In 2002, she began teaching at the Faculty of Theology of the Comillas Pontifical University, in the Department of Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology, where she her work in teaching and research. She has been collaborating with the Ignatian Research Group GEI since 2005 and teaches courses in the Ignatian Spirituality Master: Ignatiana, and in the School of Directors of Spiritual Exercises.


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