Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with author Connie Rossini about the differences between Christian contemplative prayer and non-Christian Eastern meditation.
Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:
- What are the promised results of non-Christian Eastern meditation?
- Is is possible that non-Christian Eastern meditation can lead to demonic possession?
- What is the focus of prayer methods of the East?
- What does the Vatican say about non-Christian Eastern meditation?
- Is it wrong to use a method in our approach to prayer?
- When we begin a prayer routine, should we simply sit back and wait for God to speak to us?
- Is it problematic to concentrate on your breathing during prayer?
- What role does intention play in meditative prayer?
- Spiritualdirection.com – website
- EWTN Global Catholic Radio
- Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
- EWTN Religious Catalogue – online
- Time for God by Fr. Jacques Philippe
- Authentic Contemplative Prayer – Connie Rossini’s Facebook Group
- The Contemplative Rosary by Connie Rossini and Dan Burke
- Is Centering Prayer Catholic? by Connie Rossini
- Into the Deep: Finding Peace through Prayer by Dan Burke
- Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on Some Aspects of Christian Meditation by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
- Jesus Christ: The Bearer of the Water of Life by the Pontifical Council for Culture & Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
- Nostra Aetate: Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions by the Second Vatican Council
- “The Avila Summit” Information and Registration
- Text “summit2018” to 38470 to save $50 on registration to The Avila Summit.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:23 – USCCB Bible link
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What is Divine Intimacy Radio?
The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those people seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Every week our co-hosts Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.
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