Dr. Anthony Lilles reviews Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen’s “The Way of Prayer” (2nd edition), a practical commentary on St. Teresa of Avila’s “Way of Perfection” which was just published.
Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss Therese of Liseux’s perspective on the shortness of life, the beauty of suffering and the glory of heaven in today’s show.
Our greater awareness of method and recourse to technology in theology today seems to be at the expense of prayer. Very few scholars teach or write as if they believe that contemplation is of any objective value to the theological enterprise or that mystical wisdom has any real importance for the life of the Church.
Dan Burke and Melissa Elson speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about his book “Fire from Above: Contemplation and Mystical Wisdom” to explain the importance behind contemplative prayer and the reasons to make it part of one’s daily prayer life.
Dan Burke, Melissa Elson, and Dr. Anthony Lilles talk about how God works with our humanity to bring about holiness.