David Torkington continues his mini-course on prayer with part 16 on paralysis in prayer at the beginnings of meditation.
Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview Connie Rossini about the differences between Christian contemplative prayer and non-Christian Eastern meditation.
Father John Bartunek introduces his latest retreat guide on Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, whose memorial the Church celebrates today.
Is mindfulness a helpful practice and should a Catholic participate in in it? In this video Dan Burke compares mindfulness to Catholic mystical tradition and reveals the best way for Catholics to understand this practice and the path they should take as they seek to deepen their faith and be more present to God and those whom He has placed in their care.
How exactly is a person supposed to meditate in a Christian way? Connie Rossini explains a simple and natural way in Part IV of her series: “How to Pray”.
How do we choose material for meditation? Find out what Connie Rossini recommends in Part III of her “How to Pray” Series.
How should we respond to experiencing God in prayer? What is “spiritual haze”, where does it come from, and how should we deal with it? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of St Peter of Alcantara in the book “Finding God Through Meditation” for answers.
What is the difference between meditation and contemplation? What does the transition between them look like? Dan and Melissa discuss when and how this transition takes place as they reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation” by St Peter of Alcantara.
Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer questions on the importance of saints in prayer life, teaching children to pray, and spontaneous prayer, and some aspects of meditation as they reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation” by St Peter of Alcantara.