What is necessary when transitioning from meditation to contemplation? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.
Does the Church consider the Blessed Virgin Mary to be our Mediatrix? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen quotes popes and saints in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.
Of what benefit is reading to meditation?
Why does God refuse some souls the grace of contemplation?
What is the supreme paradox of death and life which reaches unity in Jesus?
Why should we not fear the end of our mortal lives? What example does Christ’s death on the Cross give to us?
What should true mortification aim at?
Why is the Cross good for us? Why do we need passive suffering?
How do we acquire humility of heart?
What does Christ’s prediction of His Passion mean for us? What lessons can we draw from it?