David Torkington explains how The Interior Castle helped him to understand his early experiences of mystical prayer.
David Torkington expounds on his discovery of St. John of the Cross, the experience of dark contemplation, and a new, gradual dawning in prayer.
David Torkington encourages us to persevere in prayer, even in the dry times, for that is the only path into contemplation.
Love is a lightning rod, says David Torkington, igniting a life of contemplative prayer.
“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.
The birth of new religious orders breathed new life into the Church. David Torkington continues his history of the Mystical Tradition.