Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, CFR, gives a homily to the nuns of the monastery of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor, New York, where he serves as chaplain.  He addresses the rise in the interest of the gift of contemplative prayer and the foundation for such prayer: love.

“If love is our greatest desire, and what we are striving for each day, then we can be assured that the beautiful gift of contemplative prayer, which is nothing else than the fruit of love, is already unfolding within us.”

Image courtesy Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

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