David Torkington expounds on the difference between authentic Christian contemplation and its counterfeits.
This week Dan and Melissa discuss a follow-up question about the writings of Father Anthony de Mello leading someone to the Catholic Church. Also, Dan answers questions regarding the need to disclose your past during spiritual direction, as well as discerning God’s voice in prayer.
What is “centering prayer”? And, should I be practicing it? Is prayer necessary for salvation? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation”.
What is centering prayer? Are there good and bad ways to pray? Learn from St Peter of Alcántara in the book “Finding God through Meditation”.
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.
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.
Should We Sit Quietly During Prayer? Part I of III Today I want to begin discussing misconceptions about the place of silence in prayer growth.
Though this blog is primarily dedicated to positive teachings the spiritual life, from time to time there are issues that must be addressed that are