Love is a lightning rod, says David Torkington, igniting a life of contemplative prayer.
The heresy of Quietism ravaged the Church in the 17th-century, but its fallout continues to the present day.
Mystical prayer was kept alive by the saints and their spirituality even in the wake of heresy, David Torkington reveals.
“It is not by suffering that a person is united with God, but by love.” With these words, Francis of Assisi was transformed and with him, the world.
St. Francis radically revolutionized the practice of prayer and spiritual life within the Church. David Torkington shares another segment of his series on prayer.
The birth of new religious orders breathed new life into the Church. David Torkington continues his history of the Mystical Tradition.
David Torkington illustrates how the monastic life did much to preserve the mystical tradition of the Church.