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Catechism – Meditation – 2707

March 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Catechism, Catechism, Dan Burke, Meditation, Prayer, Prayer

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Meditation:  Catechism Paragraph 2707 There are as many and varied methods of meditation as there are spiritual masters. Christians owe it to themselves to develop the desire to meditate regularly, lest they come to resemble the three first kinds of soil in the parable of the sower. But a method is only a guide; the important thing is to advance, with the Holy Spirit, along the one way of prayer: Christ Jesus. About Dan BurkeDan... Read More

Catechism – Vocal Prayer – 2702

January 26, 2012 by  
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Catechism – Vocal Prayer – 2702

Vocal Prayer The need to involve the senses in interior prayer corresponds to a requirement of our human nature. We are body and spirit, and we experience the need to translate our feelings externally. We must pray with our whole being to give all power possible to our supplication. About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning... Read More

Catechism – Vocal Prayer – 2701

January 13, 2012 by  
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Catechism – Vocal Prayer – 2701

Vocal Prayer: Vocal prayer is an essential element of the Christian life. To his disciples, drawn by their Master’s silent prayer, Jesus teaches a vocal prayer, the Our Father. He not only prayed aloud the liturgical prayers of the synagogue but, as the Gospels show, he raised his voice to express his personal prayer, from exultant blessing of the Father to the agony of Gesthemani. From paragraph 2701 on vocal prayer, Catechism... Read More

Catechism – Vocal Prayer – 2700

December 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Catechism, Dan Burke, Prayer, Vocal

Catechism – Vocal Prayer – 2700

Vocal Prayer 2700 Through his Word, God speaks to man. By words, mental or vocal, our prayer takes flesh. Yet it is most important that the heart should be present to him to whom we are speaking in prayer: “Whether or not our prayer is heard depends not on the number of words, but on the fervor of our souls.” Catechism of the Catholic Church About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the ... Read More