Tag: Centering Prayer

Can I Trust Fr Anthony de Mello’s Writings?

Who is Fr Anthony de Mello and can we trust his spiritual writings to lead us to a deeper union with Christ? Dan and Melissa discuss the problems with Fr de Mello’s influential spiritual guidance and the Catholic Church’s position on non-Christian teachings.

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Knowing Your Sins; Meditating More Effectively

How can we become more aware of our sins? How does disposition help us to meditate more effectively? Dan and Melissa answer these questions as they reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation” by St Peter of Alcántara.

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Centering Prayer’s Misunderstanding of Contemplation

What’s dangerous about centering prayer? How is it different from true contemplation? Discover the Church’s true explanation as Connie Rossini delves into how centering prayer advocates gets contemplation wrong, in an excerpt from her book: Is Centering Prayer Catholic? Fr. Thomas Keating Meets Teresa of Ávila and the CDF.

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Teresa of Avila on Silence in Prayer (Part II of III)

What do prayer and silence have to do with each other? How does this differ from centering prayer? And, what stages of prayer can we reach on our own? Learn from Connie Rossini as she explores Teresa of Avila’s teachings in Part II of this three-part series.

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